CHPSO was established by the California Hospital Association
(CHA) in 2009. The longest-listed patient safety organization
(PSO) in the United States, CHPSO is also one of the largest — it
began in California, and over the years added members in Arizona,
Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In the
last quarter of 2019 and into early 2020, CHPSO will see a major
expansion to a total of 19 states and nearly 550 members. The
vast majority of CHPSO facilities are acute care facilities, but
CHPSO members also include ambulatory clinics, home health
agencies, hospice care providers, and specialty hospitals.
As CHPSO membership grows, so will the CHPSO database. CHPSO
currently has nearly 2.5 million safety event reports that it
utilizes to provide feedback to members via safe tables,
newsletter articles, alerts, custom research, and periodic
reports. We anticipate that 2020 will bring one of the biggest
single-year increases in the number of event reports that CHPSO
receives. The chart below outlines increases in reported events
over the past year.
With the vast number of potential members, new members, and
current members with renewed interest in PSO participation, CHPSO
has seen a significant increase in the number of organizations
seeking out education and support regarding PSOs, the value PSOs
provide, and how to go about adapting their patient
safety-related activities to maximize the value of PSO
participation. To meet these educational needs and ensure health
care providers are knowledgeable about PSO participation, CHPSO
will continue to offer free educational webinars on a variety of
topics. For a list of upcoming events as well as archived
webinars, visit https://www.chpso.org/upcoming-events.
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