If you’re dedicated to providing first class safety and patient care, then yes, you can benefit from working with a Patient Safety Organization (or PSO).
Clinicians and health care organizations can voluntarily report to and share information with a PSO for the express goal of learning and prevention. PSOs have experts to collect, analyse, and aggregate data to develop insights and recommendations.
When selecting a PSO ask the following questions:
- How will they protect your data?
- Do they specialize in a particular area of health?
- Where are they located?
- What services do they offer you?
Look for a PSO listed with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) in the US or the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) in Canada for more information
In addition to working with a PSO, consider starting your own health care committee to record and track patient data so you can learn, grow, and provide the best patient safety and care possible. Only when you track and analyse patient data can you learn from missteps and help prevent them from happening again.
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