To conduct activities that minimize harm to patients by fostering a culture of quality and safety through learning and sharing among healthcare organizations.
What is a PSO?
A PSO collects, aggregates and analyzes patient safety events that are confidentially reported by hospitals and other healthcare providers. By encouraging voluntary and confidential reporting of serious adverse events a PSO can facilitate a shared-learning approach that supports effective healthcare improvements.
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) authorized the creation of a nationwide network of PSOs. This was in response to increasing concern about the lack of patient safety event reporting, which in turn prevented the collection of data to make significant patient care improvements.
By providing both privilege and confidentiality, PSOs provide a secure environment where clinicians and health care organizations can collect, aggregate, and analyze data, thus improving quality by identifying and reducing the risks and hazards associated with patient care.
PSO FAQ Sheet
What to learn more about the TQC PSO and why you should join ?
PSO Annual Summary
Read about the accomplishments of the Quality Centers PSO in the 2016-2017 Annual Program Summary.
Reducing NC's Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI)
In partnership with The Quality Center Patient Safety Organization, the North Carolina Healthcare Association, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Premier, Vizient and Atrium Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks (HIINs), and the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust (HRET), join us on June 28 in Cary for a workshop, “Reducing Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections.” This introductory workshop will feature the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy, which CDC introduced in 2015 and has been successfully used by facilities to target HAI prevention efforts and measure progress.
- Review North Carolina healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in acute care hospitals.
- Discuss the connection between hospital reimbursement programs and HAIs.
- Illustrate the impact of leadership and culture on HAI improvement initiatives.
- Introduce and apply the TAP Strategy for CAUTI and CLABSI.
Hospitals are encouraged to send up to 3 attendees to the in-person session, although seats are limited.
This program is appropriate for infection preventionists, quality improvement professionals, nurse leaders and staff nurses.
Registration Fees: Free
Location: NC Healthcare Association, 2400 Weston Parkway, Cary 27513
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided
Cannot attend in-person? Join us virtually. Register Here >>
Caring for Behavioral Health Patients in Non-Behavioral Health Settings
NC ED Pain Management Guidelines
NC ED Pain Management Guidelines (PDF)
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Patient Safety & Culture Specialist