The CHPSO 2018 Annual Report, which covers the period January 1 – December 31, 2018, focuses on CHPSO’s year in review and upcoming opportunities in 2019. Click here to view the Annual Report.
As a leading patient safety organization and division of the Hospital Quality Institute, CHPSO is part of a movement for patient safety across the United States. In the past year, CHPSO celebrated its 10 year anniversary with stable membership and a steady influx of safety reports, ending the year at 1.9 million.
Health care organizations are finding the value in becoming a member of CHPSO, which is complimentary for members of the California Hospital Association (CHA), and available at a nominal fee for non-CHA members. The Patient Safety Work Product Privilege (PSWP), established under the Patient Safety Act of 2005, affords health care providers the opportunity to engage in protected discussions about safety events without fear of discovery or subpoena. Attendance at these discussions, also known as safe table meetings, has increased in number throughout 2018. In addition to safe table meetings, health care providers may share their safety events with CHPSO and they, too, are not discoverable nor can they be subpoenaed.
CHPSO’s objectives are to eliminate preventable harm by:
sharing de-identified events to the health care community in lessons learned and newsletter articles
collaborating with providers to further understand why errors occur by separating individuals from the process