ICYMI: Second Sentinel Signal Detection System Report Available

Quality Quarterly Article

In case you missed it, last month HQI released its second report of findings from the sentinel signal detection system.  

This system automatically detects abnormal changes (i.e., signals) in the incidence of diagnosis codes from hospital discharge records in the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform, as well as term frequencies from the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization safety reports.   

This report is designed to alert member hospitals of conditions so they can act to stop the spread of disease or harmful conditions and decrease the risk of additional harm to patients.   

Contact Lexie Li at (916) 552-7615 or lli@hqinstitute.org with any questions about the report.