Measurement to Action – The Hospital Harm Indicator

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/03/24 14:55


To date, there is no standard approach to measuring and monitoring harm and thus, the safety of Canadian hospitals. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are working to address this using administrative data to develop a new way of reporting and improving on patient safety for acute care hospitals. This collaboration will provide significant benefits to patient safety in Canadian acute care hospitals. 

Join the CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative on March 18, 11:00 am EST as we welcome colleagues from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). 

This session will outline:

  • Why measuring hospital harm is important and how it is measured 
  • The project:
    • Work to date
  • The deliverables;
    • Hospital Harm Indicator, 
    • Improvement Resources for the Hospital Harm Indicator, 
    • Analytical Report; 
  • The release plan 



Jennifer D’Silva is the Manager of Emerging Issues at CIHI. Jennifer has over 10-years of experience in healthcare and has worked in both public health and hospital settings. At CIHI Jennifer has worked on performance measurement in the areas of primary health care, acute care and international comparisons. Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Anne MacLaurin is a Patient Safety Improvement Lead for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. She is responsible for advancing patient safety through supporting national and regional partnerships and coordinating initiatives such as CPSI’s infection prevention and control national strategy and its national measurement system; Patient Safety Metrics. Anne joined CPSI in 2008 as the Project Manager for Safer Healthcare Now! and later, Canada’s Hand Hygiene Campaign. In this role she had the privilege of working with a group of dedicated, committed health employees at the core of patient safety in Canada. 

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2016/03/03 17:43