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

September 21, 2016    |   By: Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, CPPS

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 the upcoming year. As a stable and experienced Patient Safety Organization, the Center for Patient Safety is poised to help you avoid costly errors in your healthcare facility.

PSOs support the collection, analysis, sharing and learning from incidents, near misses and unsafe conditions in through the use of Common Formats for uniform reporting of patient safety events.

CPS’ themes of protecting, learning and preventing also serve as three major reasons to join a Patient Safety Organization:

  • Protecting. CPS offers a way for licensed healthcare providers to receive federal confidentiality and privilege protections of the federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
  • Learning. Working with CPS offers learning and educational opportunities.
  • Preventing. CPS can recommend proactive measures from lessons learned to assist in the prevention of future adverse events.

Click here to learn more about the Center for Patient Safety and how they can help you develop a culture that can reduce errors, increase morale and improve the bottom line.

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