Quality & Patient Safety

About Quality & Patient Safety

Sacramento-based Hospital Quality Institute, or HQI, is the quality and patient safety arm of HASC, CHA and the Regional Associations.

CHA founded HQI in 2013, and it has informed and educated on best practices since then. The institute also oversees and coordinates the Collaborative Health Care Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO).

A number of HASC-led quality and patient safety initiatives have also been completed in recent years. Examples are below.

For more information on HQI, visit www.hqinstitute.org, or contact HQI President Robert Imhoff at (916) 552-7600 or rimhoff@hqinstitute.org.

Vituity Webinar’s Focus: Psychiatric Care in EDs

This year, over four million Americans with behavioral health conditions — psychiatric, substance-related, or both — will enter an emergency department that is not prepared to treat them. However, when EDs are empowered to properly evaluate and treat behavioral health patients, hospitals see enhanced efficiencies and improved quality of care for all ED patients. In this exclusive Vituity webinar for […]

Safe Opioid Prescribing in Emergency Departments

Multiple state and national associations are working on this issue and each year brings new resources. The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has made a compendium of resources available here, for various targeted providers and provider organizations. Another valuable resource is the California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, which presents regular updates on opioid prescription and overdose trends. The site is a cooperative […]

Hospitals Support Adherence to Public Health Safety Precautions

LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2020 – Our hospitals and frontline health care workers are stretched to the limit, working tirelessly and selflessly for nearly a year to care for those battling COVID-19. This pandemic is once again surging and is expected to be worse than ever at a time when supplies remain hard to come by, and […]