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Hospitals Called on to Participate in Event and Reporting Project
CDPH seeks input on new web portal

The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Center for Health Care Quality is looking for volunteers from hospitals to participate in the development a new web portal: the California Healthcare Event and Reporting Tool (CalHEART).

CalHEART will be a secure-online web portal to allow health facilities and providers to quickly and accurately self report adverse events and medical breaches to CDPH, as well as access health care-associated infection data for their facility.

When fully implemented, CalHEART will allow CDPH to improve data analysis processes, conduct investigations, report results and facilitate performance improvements by providing trend and historical information for health care providers that will ultimately allow patients and consumers to make informed decisions when choosing a health facility.

The success of CalHEART will depend largely on input and feedback from health care facilities and providers. CDPH is looking for a cross-section of participants from licensed facilities representing acute hospitals, skilled-nursing facilities, intermediate-care facilities, home health and hospice agencies, and primary-care clinics.

Participation is voluntary and the time commitment is estimated at approximately 10 hours over the next 18 months with little or no travel requirement.

Interested participants should contact Virginia Yamashiro, branch chief, CDPH Licensing and Certification, at virginia.yamashiro@cdph.ca.gov, or Ley Arquisola, branch chief, Licensing and Certification, at ley.arquisola@cdph.ca.gov. For more information on CalHEART, contact Connie Kwan at connie.kwan@cdph.ca.gov or (916) 552-8925.

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