National CPS PSO Services

March 24, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) promote the reporting of adverse events, allowing healthcare organizations to reduce medical errors and patient harm; learn more about what errors occur, why they occur and how to prevent them; and network with others on sensitive patient safety topics. Healthcare organizations can submit event information to the PSO where patient safety experts analyze the events across hundreds of healthcare organizations across the country, monitoring trends, issuing alerts, and sharing ways to prevent future harm.

The Center for Patient Safety is one of the largest and most active PSOs in the country, working with hospitals, EMS services, medical offices and long-term care facilities.

Blue states indicate where CPS is providing Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Services:


PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

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