Information, Education & Training for PSO Participants


Additional Resources

  • NCQC Joint Webinar ft Keith Griffeth, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System- March 12, 2015 (use password safety123): Improving Safety Culture Through Patient Safety Huddles and Rounds
  • 2-Webinar Series with Dr. Bill Munier, AHRQ PSO Program Director, and Michael Callahan, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP in Chicago, “The Changing PSO Landscape: National & Legal Perspectives”.
    • July 16 session Dr. Munier discussed the current status of the national PSO program and its importance to AHRQ and national safety improvement, including the pending January 2017 ACA requirement for PSO participation. Mr. Callahan also provided an overview of legal cases, including a pending challenge before the Supreme Court, related to the PSO protections. View webinar recording/Slides
    • On Thursday, July 31st, Mr. Callahan again joined us for a more in-depth presentation and discussion, sharing his insights about these court cases, pleadings, controversies and successes of legal challenges to the PSO protections in the courts. This Webinar is specifically targeted to legal counsel who work with PSO participating organizations. View webinar recording.
    • Also, available is the list of Questions and Answers from the July 30th Webinar. Download Q&A


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:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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