Patient Safety Organizations were created to facilitate the collection and analysis of incident data as a means to identify and create better ways of delivering quality care to patients. However, PSOs will only be successful in this mission if they have active engagement and participation from their member hospitals.
During the Second Annual Meeting April 8-9, 2013, California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) Executive Director Dr.Rory Jaffe introduced the Vanguard Award to recognize members who are following through with their commitment by submitting incident data and consistently participating in patient safety initiatives and learning opportunities.
It is only through the commitment of organizations like these that we can succeed in eliminating preventable patient harm.
Interested counsel may join a discussion group that offers support and an opportunity to learn about the new legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005. You can request to join the group by following this link: eepurl.com/rKJaf. This group generally holds conference calls quarterly.