Preview of the Third Sentinel Signal Detection Report

Quality Quarterly Article

Sentinel signal detection systems automatically detect abnormal changes (i.e., signals) in the incidence of diagnosis codes from hospital discharge records in the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP), as well as term frequencies from the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) safety reports.  

The top alerts for HQIP (December 2020-June 2021) and CHPSO (January-May 2021) are: 

The third report from HQI’s sentinel signal detection systems will be available soon. Please check the HQI website for any updates.