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Hospitals Urged to Post Quality Dashboards on Their Websites by Dec. 31

CHA, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and the Regional Associations urge all hospitals to participate in the quality transparency dashboard initiative by posting the dashboard on their websites and sharing important patient safety data. So far, nearly 75 percent of hospitals have posted the dashboard or engaged in the initiative; the goal is 100 percent participation by Dec. 31.

CHA, HQI and the Regional Associations launched the quality transparency initiative earlier this year in partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to provide consumers with easily accessible, meaningful information about hospital quality. The initiative is also intended to help hospitals lead the way in sharing important patient safety data, rather than simply reacting to further regulation and compliance requirements.

The measures included in the dashboard, which are already publicly reported, include central line-associated bloodstream infection standardized infection rate, cesarean section delivery rate, sepsis mortality rate, incidence of potentially preventable venous thromboembolism and colon surgery surgical site infection standardized infection rate.

Participating hospitals share the information via a digital dashboard that HQI develops for each member; a sample dashboard can be viewed here. Along with the dashboard, hospitals have an opportunity to provide information on the implementation of evidence-based practices for maternal safety, sepsis identification and management, and respiratory monitoring and management. The dashboard will be refreshed on a regular basis, and does not include rankings, stars or grades.

Questions about the dashboard and the quality transparency initiative can be directed to HQI Analytics at HQIAnalytics@HQInstitute.org.  

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