|[August 25, 2014]
BETA Healthcare Group Partners with the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization to Eliminate Preventable Patient Harm
ALAMO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
BETA Healthcare Group (BETA) recently entered into an agreement with the
California Hospital Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) to promote
participation in Patient Safety Organization (PSO) services provided to
hospitals and health systems in California. CHPSO was formed by the
California Hospital Association and is part of California's Hospital
Quality Institute. It is the largest and oldest hospital-based PSO in
the nation with over 300 member hospitals and health care organizations.
BETA believes CHPSO will provide California hospitals with unmatched
access to the emerging best practices from hundreds of hospitals and
in-depth patient safety resources. CHPSO has developed a regional model
for PSO membership that brings together health professionals from
neighboring facilities to engage in frank, open and legally protected
discussions about patient safety and quality issues, based on the
premise that the most powerful method for change comes through sharing
"It is BETA's goal to promote innovative solutions and provide resources
to mitigate risk. Our choice to partner with proven patient safety
experts demonstrates BETA's commitment to excellent healthcare
delivery," said Tom Wander, Chief Executive Officer at BETA Healthcare
Group. "Learning about system defects as intended through this federally
protected mechanism will enhance patient safety and promote fact-based
improvements at a statewide level," said Heather Gocke, Vice President
Risk Management and Patient Safety at BETA.
"We welcome BETA Healthcare Group and its members and insureds. CHPSO
exists to serve its members and their patients, and welook forward to
this opportunity to partner with BETA Healthcare Group in this complex
but vital task of eliminating preventable patient harm," said Rory
Jaffe, CHPSO executive director.
Members that participate in this PSO will have access to "safe table"
forums, evidence-based recommendations, an on-line resource center,
educational offerings and more. The agreement will enable BETA to
convene confidential safe table meetings with BETA Healthcare Group
hospitals to discuss patient safety events and to collaborate on
initiatives aimed at reducing patient harm. BETA will host its first
Safe Table forum focused on the Electronic Health Record at its upcoming
Risk Symposium in September.
Contact CHPSO at firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information and instructions on joining.
About BETA Healthcare Group
BETA Healthcare Group is the largest insurer of hospital profession
liability coverage in California, serving more than 150 hospitals and
healthcare facilities. As the leading choice of liability insurers for
California hospitals, BETA's long-established commitment to California
physicians continues to grow with more than 5,000 insured physicians and
over 55 medical groups. Whether it's hospitals, medical groups, clinics
or hospices, BETA has earned a reputation for financial strength, rate
stability, quality service and breadth of coverage that is unparalleled
in the industry. For more information, visit www.betahg.com.
About the California Hospital Patient Safety
The California Hospital Patient Safety Organization is one of the
largest Patient Safety Organizations in the nation, serving hospitals in
the Western United States. CHPSO confidentially collects and analyzes
patient safety data, develops and shares best practices, and helps
individual hospitals accelerate safety improvement. More than 300
institutions have joined in this quest to eliminate preventable patient
harm. CHPSO collaborates with hospital associations to ensure an
integrated approach. It also maintains close alliances with other
statewide PSOs, quality and safety agencies, research institutes and
think tanks. As a result, members gain unprecedented access to the
collective intelligence of patient safety experts and innovators. For
more information, visit www.chpso.org.
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