Slide 30: Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs)

Director's Update Slides from the July 2012 National Advisory Council

Slide 30: 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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Internet Citation: Slide 30: Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/clancy/clancy0713sl30.html