Core Programs

HQI consists of several programs focusing on quality improvement and patient safety. Each program works separately as well as integrated with each other so that reporting redundancy is eliminated, multiple contacts are minimized, and hospital staff focus on improvement goals with the entire support network of HQI.


HSAG Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

The HSAG/HQI Partnership invites hospitals to join the HSAG Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) and to be a part of the greater achievements going forward. Click here to view the press release.

Funded by CMS for two years with the option of a 3rd year, the HSAG HIIN will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions. The HSAG HIIN is one of only 16 HIINs awarded nationwide.

A continuation of our CalHEN work, the HSAG HIIN will support hospitals in sustaining and advancing improvement. Free of charge, programming will be customized to fit the unique needs and contexts of each hospital. Through a robust partnership of hospitals, enhanced by the expertise of leading national quality and patient safety experts, we will expand the use of best practices and accelerate improvement in critical areas of healthcare. Over 270 hospitals have already expressed interest to commit to the HSAG HIIN and we’d like to include you!

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Created in 2008 by the California Hospital Association, CHPSO is a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO) dedicated to the elimination of preventable patient harm and improving the quality of health care delivery. With over 400 members in the United States, CHPSO is one of the largest PSOs in the nation and is a trusted leader in the analysis, dissemination and archiving of patient safety information.


Chartered Workgroups

Specifically designated forums — including the HAI Workgroup — to study evidence-based improvements related to clinical care and delivery issues.