Webinar: How to Create an Effective Patient Safety Evaluation System

This webinar is intended to be a step-by-step guide designed to assist healthcare provider entities with the establishment and maintenance of a patient safety evaluation system (PSES). The information provided in this webinar will allow you to bring your quality programs to the next level by fully implementing the three pathways under the Patient Safety Act. Examples of activities or data types to be discussed include:

  • Incident reports reported to CHPSO (reporting pathway)
  • Analysis of the data, investigations 
  • Root Cause Analysis and peer review (analysis pathway)
  • Information developed by the PSO (PSO pathway) 


The webinar will focus on innovative clinical activities that can be accomplished under the PSQIA protections.  The presentation will provide examples and best practices of how to use the CHPSO PSES templates. Specifically, you will learn:

  • How to determine which pathway to use to protect quality improvement activities and data.
  • How to protect Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) as well as advanced analytics and systems processes.
  • How to design a effective PSES with the least amount of disruption to your institution.
  • How to empower healthcare and ancillary care providers to confidentially be transparent about quality and safety issues across the healthcare continuum.
  • How to include quality improvement activities under the Patient Safety Act protections that have never been covered under state privileges.

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 10:00-11:00am Pacific


Click here to register for this webinar.

Who should attend

Risk management, PSES workforce, clinical directors, medical directors, quality committee members, and legal counsel.


Peggy Binzer

Executive Director
Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Peggy Binzer serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, the nation’s leading professional association for PSOs and their healthcare provider members. AQUIPS leads efforts to measurably improve patient safety and the quality of patient care by fostering the ability of providers to implement a culture of safety and high reliability.  Peggy spearheaded the crafting and passage of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) while serving as senior health counsel for the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. As a partner in several law firms, she has assisted hospitals and specialty physician associations, health systems, and management organizations in becoming patient safety organizations (PSOs). In addition she has provided health systems, pharmacy chains, and other providers with legal guidance to improve the quality of patient care and implement the PSQIA’s protections through the establishment and maintenance of a Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES). 

Continuing Education Credit

One complimentary CE unit will be provided to dues-paying member hospitals of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO Patient Safety Organization, the California Hospital Association or the regional hospital associations in CA.

HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.

HQI does not currently offer ACPE approved Pharmacy CE, but the State of California will accept CE from courses which have been approved for continuing education by the Medical Board of California, the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, the California Board of Registered Nursing or the Dental Board of California towards their California continuing education requirement (Section 1732.2(b) of the California Code of Regulations). Pharmacists need to keep track of CE from these sources on their own as they are not submitted to NAPB.