Member Benefits

Why join a PSO?

  • Comply with section 1311(h) of the Affordable Care Act, which outlines the patient safety requirements for hospitals with more than 50 beds to be eligible to contract with qualified health plans for plan years beginning on January 1, 2017. 
  • Receive federal-level confidentiality protection for your designated quality and safety improvement work that meets the definition of Patient Safety Work Product under the Patient Safety Act.
  • Collaborate with your regional and national partners to share best practices on patient safety and healthcare quality through Safe Tables, and to analyze data to find innovative solutions and make improvements to impact the population health of our community
  • Gain access to a secure event-reporting system through our partnership with the ECRI Institute PSO for submitting adverse events, near misses and unsafe conditions, as well as other patient safety and quality improvement data and information. All data submitted to QAPSO is safe and secure on ECRI’s Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliant servers. 
  • Reap benefits from the additional resources, webinars and tools offered from the ECRI Institute PSO, such as in-depth PSO reports on care coordination, patient falls and laboratory events, among numerous others.

Who can join a PSO?

Any healthcare provider licensed by their state can participate with a PSO, including hospitals, physician clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies and ambulance service providers, among many others. 

How do I become a member of QAPSO?

  • Membership begins by signing a participation agreement. Contact us to find out more.