3 organizations create digital dashboard for patient data in California

The California Hospital Association, Hospital Quality Institute and Patient Safety Movement Foundation joined forces to create a publicly available digital dashboard of hospital patient safety data in the state.

The dashboard will be updated regularly and made available to the public on participating hospitals' websites.

Initially, the following five quality of care measures will be featured on the digital dashboard:

• Central line-associated blood stream infections
• Surgical site infections
• C-section birth rates
• Sepsis mortality rates
• Venous thromboembolism

Participating hospitals will also report their implementation of evidence-based practices to improve the aforementioned quality measures on the dashboard. The dashboard will also allow providers to identify patient care trends.

"Implementing evidence-based practices to eliminate preventable patient harm and publicly disclosing the results is the best way we know for hospitals to eliminate preventable deaths," said Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, in a statement. "We applaud California hospitals for taking the bold steps necessary to no longer simply hope for 'zero,' but rather to plan for 'zero' and achieve the goal. We believe California hospitals will become the safest in the nation."

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