Case:A 46-year-old substance-dependent male went to
the Emergency Department for sweating, chest pain and one week of
cough, and the emergency physician had a chest x-ray ordered for
him. The patient was diagnosed with pneumonia and was discharged
with a prescription for an antibiotic. For weeks later, the
patient returned to the ED because he was coughing up blood. The
clinical team completed both a tuberculosis skin test (TST) and
sputum for acid-fast bacilli.
The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has been selected by the
American Hospital Association/Health Research & Education Trust
(AHA/HRET) as one of 30 state and regional hospital associations
across the country to participate in a second phase of the
Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs).
The HENs, which are part of the federal Partnership for Patients
initiative, are results-oriented networks of hospitals working
towards the goal of reducing preventable hospital-acquired
conditions by 40 percent and patient readmissions by 20 percent.
CHPSO member hospitals are heavily engaged in the implementation
of NextPlane Solutions for voluntary reporting. The process
involves a series of three calls: the first is an introductory to
review exporting capabilities, the second involves file
processing and PSO submission, and the third (if needed) involves
a review of the search capabilities, data editing, and document
submission. NextPlane has accommodated hospitals using reporting
systems from all vendors as well as from MS Access and Excel
Data, reports, records, memoranda, analyses or written or oral
statements which could improve patient safety, health care
quality or outcomes that are specifically assembled for the
purpose of reporting to a PSO may be shared with your health care
organization’s workforce. Data may be disclosed with your
affiliated providers, with your PSO, contractors such as
management consultants and legal counsel. Additionally, you can
share data with other providers within the same PSO.