Missouri Center for Patient Safety PSO Chooses Quantros

June 9, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) has chosen Quantros to power its Patient Safety Organization (PSO) efforts to continue to improve safety and improve healthcare quality among the state’s healthcare providers.

“After reviewing several options for a data partner for our PSO services, Quantros was selected based on its comprehensive data platform, array of service offerings that complement those offered by the Center, pricing, and history of providing service to many Missouri providers. It is the most comprehensive, value-focused PSO vendor we’ve seen, “said Becky Miller, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, executive director of MOCPS.

“We are thrilled to have the Missouri Center for Patient Safety join our other PSO partners – the Florida Patient Safety Corporation and the North Carolina Quality Center,” says Jay Lechtman, vice president of consulting and program development at Quantros. “It is further proof that we have created a combination of industry-leading technology and unparalleled services that is best able to support PSOs as they embark on this critical national initiative.”

Quantros’ Patient Safety Organization Manager (PSOM) was designed specifically to help PSOs meet the requirements to achieve and maintain federal PSO certification. The technology platform is a proven, field-tested system that enables the rapid implementation of the required data infrastructure.

And more than software, Quantros offers its PSO partners a comprehensive array of patient safety and quality improvement services – advanced data analytics including RCA reviews, best practice recommendations and implementation, safety collaborative development, staffing support and more – through its own staff of clinical experts and industry-leading partner organizations.

PSOs were created under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 in order to foster a legal environment that encourages providers to openly share safety issues and work collaboratively to improve them by ensuring that their work with the PSO cannot be used against them in court or disciplinary proceedings.

Administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), PSOs: Grant federal confidentiality and privilege protection for patient safety data submitted to a PSO.

Provide participants with broader comparative data on preventable medical errors.

Press Contact Jayne Whalley-Hill Quantros, Inc. (571) 405-0841 http://www.quantros.jwhalleyhill@quantros.
Quantros Director of Safety and Risk


The Second Victim Experience – Train-the-Trainer Workshop:

Most health care providers adjust well to the multitude of demands encountered during an unexpected or traumatic clinical event. Providers often have strong emotional defenses that carry them through and l

PSO Alert: Fall Risk:

The Center for Patient Safety issues this alert regarding falls based on our data analysis. Falls are a difficult and long-standing challenge for providers. While the majority of events report no harm, fal

Are Critical Thinking Skills becoming Extinct?:

As an RN for nearly 30 years, I’ve seen many changes in the healthcare arena since I started as a Student Nurse Assistant in 1986. I recently had a discussion with other healthcare providers regarding th

It’s time for healthcare organizations to partner up with a Patient Safety Organization. Are you ready?:

It’s time for healthcare organizations to partner up with a Patient Safety Organization. Are you ready? Hospitals have an approaching deadline to sign up with a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for

Read More


The Center for Patient Safety believes that collaboration and sharing are the best ways to drive improvement. We strive to provide the right solutions and resources to improve healthcare safety and quality.