“PSOs are the only program that permit health care providers to investigate how they are providing patient care and how they can do a better job without fear of litigation or harm to professional reputation. Many QI and safety programs look only at the what, whereas a PSO can help health care professionals figure out the how, in a safety culture that reinforces professionalism and learning, to the benefit of patients. “
Angie Skretta, NorMet PSI
AQIPS PSO Best Practices Learning Collaborative
AQIPS members are leaders in quality improvement and have developed best practices and innovative programs for improving the quality of patient care, health outcomes, lowering the cost of care. AQIPS will convene PSOs under the protection of the Leadership Council PSO where the PSOs can share replicable programs, best practices and lessons learned. The goal of the collaborative is to create a community of knowledge that can help participants accelerate systematic change and make lasting breakthroughs in quality patient care and service that meets or exceeds patient expectations.
Who We Are
AQIPS is the nation’s leading professional association for Patient Safety Organizations and their healthcare provider members that leads efforts to measurably improve patient safety and the quality of patient care by fostering the ability of providers to implement a culture of safety and high reliability. The provider community that works with PSOs focus on providing consistency in quality and implementing innovative patient safety programs throughout the continuum of care, from EMS, primary care, ambulatory care, pharmacy, inpatient, rehabilitation, post-acute care, long term care and home health care.
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Why Join or Establish a PSO
- Benefits of joining a PSO include using the privilege and confidentiality protections of the PSQIA to facilitate building a culture of safety and high reliability in which all licensed health care providers are able to discuss errors openly and learn from them.
- Most state peer review statutes did not contemplate new health care models, such as clinically integrated networks, that evaluate a physician’s performance using dashboards, scorecards, benchmarking and other statistical analysis to drive performance improvement and sharing that information outside of a hospital or physician practice.
- The PSQIA is flexible “to accelerate the development of new, voluntary provider-driven opportunities for improvement” and to “set the stage for breakthroughs in our understanding of how best to improve patient safety.”
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