Center for Patient Safety
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Patient Safety, established in 2005, is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting safe and quality healthcare through the reduction of medical errors.
- Created to serve as a hub for collaboration among stakeholders to improve the safety of care
- One of the first federally-listed PSOs in November 2008
- Provides solutions and resources to improve patient safety and quality of healthcare delivery
- Collaborates with providers, physicians, purchasers, consumers and government
A healthcare environment safe for all patients and providers
Reducing preventable harm.
At the Center, our focus is on learning what medical errors occur, why they occur and how to prevent patient harm. We emphasize the importance of culture in promoting safe systems of care.
- Integrity: Methods and activities employed or promoted by the Center will be non-punitive in nature
- Culture of Patient Safety: The Center will focus on culture, system and process changes. The Center will focus its efforts to achieve continuous improvements in patient safety and health care quality
- Advocacy: The Center will advocate for implementation of proven patient safety initiative. The Center will promote and advocate for voluntary, confidential adverse event reporting to promote learning from the data and sharing of improvement strategies that will lead to prevention of adverse events
- Excellence: The Center will focus its efforts to achieve continuous improvements in patient safety and health care quality
WHO WE SERVE
The Center works with organizations in nearly every state to improve patient safety across the continuum of care:
- 350+ hospitals
- 40+ LTC facilities & Home Care & Hospice
- 300+ EMS agencies
- 1,000+ medical offices and ASCs