The CHPSO 2019 Annual Report, covering the period January 1 – December 31, 2019, focuses on our year in review and upcoming opportunities in 2020.
As a leading patient safety organization and division of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO is part of a movement for patient safety across the United States.
Health care organizations are increasingly finding the value in becoming a member of CHPSO, which is complimentary for members of the California Hospital Association (CHA), and available at a nominal fee for non-CHA members. The Patient Safety Work Product Privilege (PSWP), established under the Patient Safety Act of 2005, affords health care providers the opportunity to engage in protected discussions about safety events without fear of discovery or subpoena. Attendance at these discussions, also known as safe table meetings, increased in number throughout 2019. In addition to safe table meetings, health care providers may share their safety events with CHPSO without risk of discovery or subpoena.
CHPSO’s objectives are to eliminate preventable harm by:
- Sharing de-identified events to the health care community in lessons learned and newsletter articles
- Collaborating with providers to further understand why errors occur by separating individuals from the process
- Developing a culture of safety
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