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CHA, HQI & PSMF Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency

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California Hospital Association (CHA), the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) 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.

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.

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