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What is a PSO?

Patient Safety Organization or “PSO” is a designation by US Government designed to allow providers to participate in voluntary initiatives to improve outcomes of patient care.


Learn about CX-PSO

A brief history of the PSO program

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 was signed into law on July 29, 2005 and went into effect on January 19, 2009. The Patient Safety Act and the Patient Safety Rule provide a structure for PSOs while the legislation affords protections for physicians and healthcare providers that voluntarily and confidentially report adverse event information to designated PSOs.

Why is a PSO listing important in surgery?

Fear of medical malpractice lawsuits has prevented many hospitals from critically reviewing surgical data or bench-marking outcomes to enhance improvement.

PSOs create a secure environment where surgeons can collect, aggregate, and analyze data, thus identifying and reducing the risks and hazards associated with patient care and improving quality.

About CX-PSO

CX-PSO provides member providers a structure through which they can aggregate, share and benchmark clinical data related to procedures performed in the surgical suite.

Provide members with confidentiality and privilege protections which will reduce the fear of increased liability from participating in quality initiatives

Ability for provider members to protect deliberations or analyses (if selected to be a part of the Patient Safety Evaluation System)

Improved feedback to provider members on adverse events and other types of analysis

Aggregation of common data, which remains protected, for learning

Allow uniform protection to member providers across the nation

How CX-PSO supports Adverse Event Reporting

CX-PSO supports the collection, analysis, sharing and learning from all-cause harm surgical incidents, near misses and unsafe conditions across the surgical care continuum.

The information collected using our software, qvident, helps providers identify risk patterns of care and help prevent future occurrence of surgical adverse events


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