Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs)
- 75 current PSOs in the United States and Washington, DC:
- PSOs working with over 2000 U.S. providers, including over 1,600 hospitals.
- New PSOs include a component of the American College of Physicians.
- Common Formats (CF) Update:
- Beta version of Readmissions CF to be published Summer 2012.
- Coordinating Readmissions CF pilot test in the Veterans Administration hospital system in July 2012.
- The Office of the National Coordinator sponsoring "Purple Button Challenge Award."
- Calls for development of an application to enhance patient safety event reporting using Common Formats.
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