Quality Collaborative: Provides an advisory role on identification of priorities that lead to the District’s hospitals becoming a recognized leader in high quality, safe, and innovative patient care. The Collaborative works to identify best practices and facilitate performance improvement activities to improve health care quality, safety, and service. Membership includes a multi-disciplinary representation of quality and patient safety leaders from our member hospitals.
The Care Coordination Committee develops a framework of best practices for addressing fragmentation in the health care continuum which results in poor service coordination and improper health care services utilization within the District of Columbia.
The Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) Committee serves as the principal resource and central forum to address nursing care practice, workforce and clinical care challenges to ensure the District’s hospitals deliver high-quality, safe, patient-centered care while support all nurses providing care in District hospitals.
The Infectious Disease/Infection Prevention (ID/IP) Committee serves as the principal resource on viral, biologic, and healthcare-associated infections to develop proactive recommendations and response protocols.
The Physician Leaders Committee serves as the principal resource and central forum to address challenges in service delivery and promote mindful solutions that ensure District’s hospitals deliver high-quality, safe, innovative care for patients, employees, and caregivers.
- Information Technology & Analytics Committee serves as the principal resource to inform, promote, and recommend technology and analytics solutions that support District hospitals’ collaborative efforts focused on improving quality of care, patient safety, and positive outcomes. The committee will be responsible for supporting DCHA member collaborative activities including health information exchange, data governance and other activities that may involve information technology resources.
- Perinatal Quality Collaborative is a network of clinical teams, public health experts and other stakeholders from the community who come together to participate in data-driven, clinical quality improvement initiatives to improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
Behavioral Health Collaborative: The Behavioral Health Collaborative works to identify regulatory, workforce, treatment, and capacity concerns that need to be addressed in the District’s behavioral health system to provide a comprehensive continuum of care. Collaborative membership includes a broad spectrum of stakeholders including providers across the continuum of care, payers, and community leaders committed to realizing better quality outcomes across the District of Columbia.
The Opioid Taskforce guides the opioid related priorities in the District for hospitals, in partnership with community providers by addressing any challenges to planning and implementing the ED MAT and OSOP Programs and identifying additional hospital-based opportunities to address the opioid crisis.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A workgroup of DC hospitals charged with making recommendations for actions to address health inequities in the District, including the institutional and structural barriers and processes that disadvantage patients of color. This workgroup will work collaboratively to develop proposals to expand access to care and improve health outcomes among minority, low-income and other disadvantaged residents served by DCHA member hospitals.