Prospective Members

For the first time, hospitals have a means to partner, to share data and best practices that improve patient care. Participating in CHPSO is a powerful opportunity.
Linda Bradley, CEO, Centinela Hospital Medical Center 

Extensive legal protections

CHPSO provides members with a safe harbor. Reported medical errors and near misses become patient safety work product, protected from discovery. Members collaborate freely in a privileged confidential environment.

Data collection and analysis of errors and misses

CHPSO identifies clinical patterns that cause medical errors; develops and conveys best practices; and shares lessons learned.

Pooled expertise

Members tap into the collective intelligence of patient safety experts and innovators, translating into exponential improvements clinically and economically. CHPSO also works with CHA, the Regional Hospital Associations, government agencies, other PSOs and quality and safety institutes nationwide.

Education programs

Improve patient safety by examining what went wrong and why, share lessons learned, and hear from innovators in a confidential and collaborative environment. CHPSO offers user group meetings, webinars, safe table discussions, and a robust annual meeting.

Safe table forums

Safe table forums are opportunities for CHPSO members to convene and have an open dialogue about patient safety and quality issues. Frank and transparent discussion are encouraged in this confidential and legally privileged setting.

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In-depth patient safety resources

CHPSO offers many complimentary services that help hospitals accelerate patient safety improvements—support for connecting to CHPSO’s data reporting system, root cause analysis critiques, custom research reports, and sample policies and procedures and independent peer review through its partner, AMFPSO.

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Cost-based fee schedule

Members of the California Hospital Association (CHA) may join at no charge. 

Non CHA Members may contact CHPSO for custom pricing. Significant discounts are available for out-of-state facilities associated with CHA/CHPSO member facilities.

About Independent Peer Review

CHPSO has a partnership agreement with the American Medical Foundation Patient Safety Organization (AMFPSO) that allows independent peer review services without the need for an additional hospital – AMFPSO membership fees. AMFPSO is a component of the American Medical Foundation for Peer Review and Education (AMF), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1987 by the leaders of national medical specialty societies and health care organizations to provide independent peer review and assessment of the quality of medical care of individual physicians, specialty groups and service lines, by a faculty of the foremost medical educators. Peer review fees are limited to individual assistance, as the membership fee is waived for CHPSO members.