Munier Slide 5
Patient Safety Act
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 contains a provision authorizing the Secretary of HHS [Department of Health & Human Services] to promulgate common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) to support uniform reporting of quality and safety performance.
- Such Common Formats allow PSOs [Patient Safety Organizations] (and other interested parties) to collect information on quality and safety that is "interoperable" and can be aggregated locally, regionally, and nationally for accelerated learning.
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