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.
What to learn more about the NCQC PSO and why you should join ?
- For NCQC PSO Members Only: Safe Table: Impacting Opioid Prescription Abuse: Designing Solutions - September 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017, 9:45 am - 1:30 pm
- National Patient Safety Foundation: CPPS Review Course - October 19, 2017 - Oct 19, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- PSO Members Only Webinar - Oct 24, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
- Coaching with Backbone and Heart - Nov 16, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- PSO Members Only Webinar - Dec 5, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm