For the first time, hospitals have a means to partner, to share
data and best practices that improve patient care.
Participating in CHPSO is a powerful opportunity.
Linda Bradley, CEO, Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Extensive legal protections
CHPSO provides members with a safe harbor. Reported medical
errors and near misses become patient safety work product,
protected from discovery. Members collaborate freely in a
privileged confidential environment.
Data collection and analysis of errors and misses
CHPSO identifies clinical patterns that cause medical errors;
develops and conveys best practices; and shares lessons learned.
Members tap into the collective intelligence of patient safety
experts and innovators, translating into exponential improvements
clinically and economically. CHPSO also works with CHA, the
Regional Hospital Associations, government agencies, other PSOs
and quality and safety institutes nationwide.
Improve patient safety by examining what went wrong and why,
share lessons learned, and hear from innovators in a confidential
and collaborative environment. CHPSO offers user group meetings,
webinars, safe table discussions, and a robust annual meeting.
Safe table forums
Safe table forums are opportunities for CHPSO members to convene
and have an open dialogue about patient safety and quality
issues. Frank and transparent discussion are encouraged in this
confidential and legally privileged setting.
CHPSO offers many complimentary services that help hospitals
accelerate patient safety improvements—support for connecting to
CHPSO’s data reporting system, root cause analysis critiques,
custom research reports, and sample policies and procedures and
independent peer review through its partner, AMFPSO.
As CHPSO is a not-for-profit, the fee schedule is based upon the
cost to provide the service, without the overhead for profits,
Members of the California Hospital Association (CHA) and
California’s regional hospital associations may join at no
charge, as CHPSO’s expenses are supported by their dues.
Out of state entities that are part of a California hospital
system that is a CHA member pay $3,000 per year, in recognition
of the system’s financial support of CHPSO.
Other entities pay as follows (note that there is a discount for
Colorado hospitals, as the Colorado Hospital Association is a
Hospital, Critical Access: $3,000
Hospital, <50 staffed beds: $3,500
Hospital, 50-99 staffed beds: $5,000
Hospital, 100-299 staffed beds: $6,500
Hospital, 300 or more staffed beds: $8,000
Hospital systems: each hospital after the first is
significantly discounted, contact CHPSO for custom pricing
Medical group: $3,000 per medical group if that group reports
separately from another paying entity (e.g., a hospital).
Other entities: contact CHPSO for custom pricing
Contact CHPSO for Colorado Hospital Association member pricing.
About Independent Peer Review
CHPSO has a partnership agreement with the American Medical
Foundation Patient Safety Organization (AMFPSO) that allows
independent peer review services without the need for an
additional hospital – AMFPSO membership fees. AMFPSO is a
component of the American Medical Foundation
for Peer Review and Education (AMF), a non-profit 501(c)3
organization that was founded in 1987 by the leaders of national
medical specialty societies and health care organizations to
provide independent peer review and assessment of the quality of
medical care of individual physicians, specialty groups and
service lines, by a faculty of the foremost medical educators.
Peer review fees are limited to individual assistance, as the
membership fee is waived for CHPSO members.