The CHPSO 2020
Annual Report, covering the period January 1 –
December 31, 2020, focuses on our year in review and
upcoming opportunities in 2021.
As a leading patient safety organization and division of the
Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO is part of a movement for
patient safety across the United States.
Health care organizations are increasingly 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. Attendance at these discussions, also
known as safe table meetings, increased in number throughout
2019. In addition to safe table meetings, health care providers
may share their safety events with CHPSO without risk of
discovery or subpoena.
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