CHA News Article

CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency
Partnership includes Patient Safety Movement Foundation

CHA, the Hospital Quality Institute and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that they have formed a partnership to accelerate the reduction of medical errors and eliminate preventable deaths in California hospitals. The central focus of the partnership will be an innovative, publicly available digital dashboard of hospital patient safety data. Unlike other patient safety tracking systems, which typically rely on data up to two years old, the data available on the digital dashboard will be updated regularly and made available to patients and consumers via participating hospitals’ websites.

“We are pleased to be able to support this important work,” said CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle. “As a result of this collaborative effort, the quality of care for patients will continue to improve across our state.”

Initially, the digital dashboard will feature five quality of care measures – central line-associated blood stream infections, surgical site infections, C-section birth rates, sepsis mortality rates and venous thromboembolism. Participating hospitals will verify their use of evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes, such as those aimed at preventing post-partum hemorrhage or early recognition and treatment of sepsis. The implementation will then be reported on the hospital’s digital dashboard.

More information about the partnership and the initiative is available in the attached press release.