NEWS

This page includes announcements related to software updates, Federal Register notices and other pertinent updates for AHRQ QI users.


2017

2016

  • November 9, 2016 - The Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite for the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification v6.0 ICD-9-CM, 2016, is an updated and modified version of the Patient Safety Indicator for Selected Indicators Composite (v5.0 and prior). Further details about these changes are available in the updated factsheet here: PSI 90 Fact Sheet

  • October 31, 2016 — Release of October 2016 AHRQ PQI and PSI Quality Indicators for v6.0 ICD-9-CM WinQI software for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings

  • October 31, 2016 — October 31, 2016 - Minor release of WinQI v6.0.2 ICD-10-CM/PCS software for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings

  • September 27, 2016 — Release of September 2016 AHRQ PQI and PSI Quality Indicators for v6.0 ICD-9-CM SAS QI software For organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings

  • August 31, 2016 - The Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite for the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification v6.0 ICD-9-CM, 2016, is an updated and modified version of the Patient Safety Indicator for Selected Indicators Composite (v5.0 and prior). Further details about these changes are available in the updated factsheet here: PSI 90 Fact Sheet

  • July 12, 2016 — Announcing the AHRQ Quality Indicators v6.0 ICD-10-CM/PCS SAS QI and WinQI software release webinar. This webinar will inform users about changes to AHRQ QI software due to the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition, highlight enhancements to select AHRQ QIs, discuss improvements to the v6.0 ICD-10-CM/PCS software (SAS and WinQI), and address user questions.

  • July 12, 2016 — Release of July 2016 AHRQ Quality Indicators v6.0 ICD-10 SAS QI and WinQI. For organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings

  • April 29, 2016 - The Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite for the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification v6.0 ICD-9-CM, 2016, is an updated and modified version of the Patient Safety Indicator for Selected Indicators Composite (v5.0 and prior). Highlights of the changes in the modified version include:
    • Addition of three Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) to the composite including PSIs 09 (Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate), PSI 10 (Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Rate), and PSI 11 (Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate) and removal of PSI 07 (Central Venous Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection Rate).
    • Refinement to three PSIs, including PSI 08 (In-Hospital Fall with Hip Fracture Rate), PSI 12 (Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis Rate) and PSI 15 (Unrecognized Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture or Laceration Rate)
    • Updated reference population using the 2013 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases from 36 participating states that provide complete “present on admission” information
    • Modified composite weighting approach to include both volume and harms of associated with an adverse event. Further details about these changes are available in the factsheet here: PSI 90 Fact Sheet
  • February 18, 2016 - Request for expert nominations to a Standing Work Group (SWG) for the AHRQ Quality IndicatorsTM (QIs)
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking nominations for a Standing Work Group (SWG) to be convened by an AHRQ contractor. The work group shall be comprised of individuals with knowledge of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS) code sets, and associated methodological issues.

  • January 15, 2016 - Retirement of PQI 13, “Angina without Procedure Admission Rate” in v6.0
    This announcement is to inform users of AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) that v6.0 (2016) of the QI software will not include PQI 13, “Angina without Procedure Admission Rate.” Version v5.0 of the QI software will be the last release in which this indicator is included.

For news prior to 2016 see the Archive News page.

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