CHPSO offers insight on the latest patient safety trends and best
practices in California and nationwide. Members can participate
in group meetings, webinars, safe table discussions, research
projects, and work groups—all in a confidential and collaborative
CHPSO has a partnership agreement with the American Medical
Foundation Patient Safety Organization (AMFPSO) that allows
independent peer review services without the need for an
additional hospital – AMFPSO membership fees.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that identified
that while health IT can create new opportunities to improve
patient care and safety, it can also create new potentials for
harm. Specific recommendations for minimizing patient
safety risks were identified in this report. In December
2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health
Information Technology (ONC), released their plan for
addressing these recommendations.
Hospital members who share safety event data with CHPSO will
receive feedback on annual trends specific to their organization.
The deadline to submit your 2017 data to be included in annual
review is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
A Safe Table is a forum conducted under the federal law
establishing PSOs such as CHPSO, at which health care
professionals convene and have an open dialogue about patient
safety and quality issues. Frank and transparent discussion are
encouraged in this confidential and legally privileged setting.
Because this is an entirely protected forum, all information
shared will remain confidential and participants sign a privacy
agreement upon arrival at the meeting.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology (ONC) Structured Data Capture (SDC) initiative is
developing and validating a standards-based data architecture so
that a structured set of data can be accessed from EHRs for other
appropriate purposes, including collecting and transmitting data
for patient safety and adverse event reporting.
CHPSO is leading a multi-state retained surgical item project to
provide a collective analysis that will help hospitals reduce the
risks of retained surgical items. PSOs in six states — Illinois,
Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina and Tennessee — have
joined the effort. Learning from both near misses and actual
events will help us better protect our patients. CHPSO and its
allied PSOs will present the findings of the project in the first
quarter of 2013.