The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives – PSO Participants Only

June 30, 2015    |   By: Calevir

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Webinar Series, July 16 and July 30 (Thursday), 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern:

Please join the Center for Patient Safety, the North Carolina Quality Center PSO and the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO for a 2-part webinar series on “The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives”.

These webinars are targeted to senior level staff (CEO, COO, CNO and others) and in-house or outside legal counsel from organizations contracted with the hosting Patient Safety Organizations as well as PSO contacts at those organizations.

View the recording

Register for July 30

Webinar 1: Thursday, July 16

Speakers:  

bill munier

 

William B Munier, MD
Director, Patient Safety Organization Program
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Callahan_Michael

 

Michael Callahan
Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

 

Title:    The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives

Webinar Topics: 

  • Staff from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the federal agency that oversees the PSO program, will provide a national view of PSOs, including the key role of PSOs in improving safe care, the growth of the PSO program, interest of other federal agencies in the work of PSOs and suggestions on how to optimize the benefits of PSO participation.
  • Michael Callahan will give an overview of the key confidentiality and legal protections available from the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) for organizations that participate with a PSO. An overview of legal challenges that have occurred to-date, their outcomes and current status will also be discussed. (NOTE: Participants, specifically attorneys and PSO contacts, including risk managers, are encouraged to also register for and attend the July 30th Webinar for a deeper dive into these cases and implications for your organizations.)

View the recording. The recording is listed in Section F. PSO Participant Training Sessions of the PSO Participant section of the website.

Webinar 2: Thursday, July 30

Speaker:  
Callahan_Michael

 

Michael Callahan
Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP

 

Title:    The Changing PSO Landscape: Legal Perspective, A Deeper Dive

Target Audience:

Attorneys, in-house and outside counsel, for organizations contracted with the hosting PSOs. PSO contacts and senior leaders, including risk managers, are also encouraged to participate.

Webinar Topic: 

  • This Webinar will expand upon the legal overview presented on the July 16th webinar, discussing more in-depth the legal aspects, interpretations and status of cases that have challenged the legal protections available through the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA).
  • Tibbs, et al. v. Bunnell (2012-SC-000603-MR), currently before the Kentucky Supreme Court, and other appellate cases will be highlighted. Lessons learned will be shared to gain insight from the briefs and arguments anticipated from plaintiff counsel.
  • Important key learnings will be shared to gain understanding of how to achieve the most benefit from the PSQIA protections and PSO participation.
  • Participants will be provided access to the legal pleadings and briefs of key cases.

REGISTER for July 30 webinar

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