Hospital Quality Institute

Hospital Associations

HQI utilizes quality intelligence technology to improve patient safety and quality of care, helping to make California a national leader in quality performance.

“ArborMetrix has already proven to be a valuable strategic partner for HQI. Our Hospital Quality Intelligence Initiative will benefit from ArborMetrix’s easy-to-use comparative quality platform that has been shown to support rapid-cycle improvements.”

Julie Morath, RN, MS, CPPS
President, Hospital Quality Institute

Customer Since


Clinical Registry Use Cases

California's One-Stop Source for Quality Intelligence

More than 400 hospitals across California have the opportunity to accelerate quality improvement across the state.

California’s Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is a national leader in addressing quality improvement issues to improve care. In partnership with ArborMetrix, HQI created the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform. It's a one-stop source for all California hospitals to obtain timely, actionable intelligence to drive their quality improvement efforts.

The Hospital Quality Improvement Platform shows hospitals how they measure up to other hospitals in their region and to statewide quality standards. It can help identify challenge areas and ways to improve.

Hospitals who participate in the HQI platform provides gain access to reports and benchmarking tools that fuel improvement using data that is timely, clinically relevant, standardized, and valuable in advancing care.

Specifically, reports within the HQI platform show hospital performance over time and provide hospitals with meaningful peer comparisons across the state, by region, and by hospital size, for standardized measures that matter for improving care delivery. By participating, hospitals can dig into their opportunities for improvement and reveal valuable actions they can take to make progress.

The cloud-based platform provides access to risk-adjusted episode quality measures for common acute conditions most affected by hospital quality initiatives, and delivers insights into hospital-acquired conditions, patient safety indicators, and inpatient quality indicators. It also allows easy drill-down capability in order to determine the underlying drivers of variation and will provide direct access to comparative data.