About Us

 

WHO WE ARE

The Center for Patient Safety, established in 2005, is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe and quality healthcare through the reduction of medical errors

At CPS, our focus is on learning what medical errors occur, why they occur and how to prevent patient harm. We emphasize the importance of culture in promoting safe systems of care.

MISSION

Reducing preventable harm

VISION

A healthcare environment safe for all patients and providers

VALUES

  • Integrity: Methods and activities employed or promoted by the Center will be non-punitive in nature
  • Culture of Patient Safety: The Center will focus on culture, system and process changes.
  • Advocacy:  The Center will advocate for implementation of proven patient safety initiative. The Center will promote and advocate for voluntary, confidential adverse event reporting to promote learning from the data and sharing of improvement strategies that will lead to prevention of adverse events.
  • Excellence: The Center will focus its efforts to achieve continuous improvements in patient safety and health care quality.

WHO WE SERVE

The Center works with organizations in nearly every state to improve patient safety across the continuum of care – see who!

HOW WE DO IT

CHECK OUT OUR AFFILIATES!

TIMELY, ACCURATE DATA: Your Quality Reporting data is more than simply numbers. It tells a story about your patients, your staff and your organization as a whole. At Primaris, our experienced abstraction team manages collecting and reporting accurate data, so that you can focus on improving quality. We don’t stop there. Our Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) team works with Missouri providers to promote patient-centered care, make care safer and more affordable, and improve population health. Learn about the services we provide focused on quality improvement at www.primaris.org.

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE. The ultimate goal of quality healthcare is enhancing the quality of life for patients. Primaris Foundation is the trusted resource for helping individuals maximize their access to healthcare and benefits. The Foundation empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their healthcare choices through outreach and education programs. Our focus is educating Americans about making good health decisions that maximize the quality of their care while minimizing the impact on their wallets. Learn about these programs at www.primaris.org.

QUALITY. In the transition to value-based care and new payment models, healthcare organizations are refining processes to promote safe, affordable, quality care. Whether you are a rural medical provider, a skilled nursing facility or part of a large health system, the Baldrige Excellence Framework can lead to improved performance in your organization. The Midwest Excellence Institute (MEI) works with organizations to develop effective strategies to help them reach their maximum potential. Learn how MEI can drive you to performance excellence at www.midwestexcellence.org.

HISTORY

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BLOG:

ISMP Update on Top Medication Safety Issues from 2018 – Webinar:

Medication mistakes are one of the most common errors reported to the Center’s PSO.  ISMP is offering a free webinar on November 15 at noon Central Time to discuss the top medication safety issues as we

Recognizing Fall Prevention Week:

Fall Prevention Awareness Week started Saturday, September 22 and runs until Friday, September 28. Stopfalls.org has excellent resources and tools to support ongoing efforts including flyers, posters, fact

Healthcare Forward Report: Patient and Provider Safety:

The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) is excited about our new report being released this week: Healthcare Forward. While CPS began in 2005 with a focus on patient safety efforts in hospitals, our services

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RESOURCES:

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.