The CHPSO 2017 Annual
Report, which covers the period January 1 – December 31,
2017, focuses on CHPSO’s year in review and upcoming
opportunities in 2018. The Report is available online on
the CHPSO website by clicking here.
to access the Annual Report overview webinar recording.
As a leading patient safety organization and as a division of the
Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO is part of a movement for
patient safety across the United States. In the past year, CHPSO
grew its membership and experienced a many more safety reports,
ending the year at 1.5 million.
Health care organizations are finding the value in becoming a
member of CHPSO, which is complimentary for members of the
California Hospital Association (CHA), and available at a nominal
fee for non-CHA members. The Patient Safety Work Product
Privilege (PSWP), established under the Patient Safety Act of
2005, affords health care providers the opportunity to engage in
protected discussions about safety events without fear of
discovery or subpoena. These discussions, also known as safe
table meetings, have increased in number throughout 2016 and
CHPSO offers specialized discussions based on patient population
and region. In addition to safe table meetings, health care
providers may share their safety events with CHPSO and they, too,
are not discoverable nor can they be subpoenaed.
CHPSO’s objectives are to eliminate preventable harm by:
sharing de-identified events to the health care community in
lessons learned and newsletter articles
collaborating with providers to further understand why errors
occur by separating individuals from the process