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policy 0320 : Participation In and Submission of Data to a Patient Safety Organization

In accordance with the provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, the University of Virginia Medical Center shall participate in patient safety activities with the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation d/b/a Virginia PSO, a federally designated Patient Safety Organization. Such participation includes privileged and confidential submission of information that is Patient Safety Work Product and is undertaken in order to improve the safety and quality of patient care at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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  1. effective date:

    July 1, 2017
  2. content:

    SUBJECT:                         Participation In and Submission of Data to a Patient Safety Organization

    EFFECTIVE DATE:          July 1, 2017 (Rvd)

    POLICY:

    In accordance with the provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, the University of Virginia Medical Center shall participate in patient safety activities with the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation d/b/a Virginia PSO, a federally designated Patient Safety Organization.  Such participation includes privileged and confidential submission of information that is Patient Safety Work Product and is undertaken in order to improve the safety and quality of patient care at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

    PROCEDURES:

    Procedures to implement this policy can be found at: https://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/pub/patientsafety/intranet/adverseevents.html.  See also Medical Center Policy No. 0132 “The Quality Reporting Process”.

  3. signature(s):

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center
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