Child Health Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

The Child Health Patient Safety Organization (Child Health PSO) enables children's hospitals to share safety event information and experiences to accelerate the elimination of preventable harm.  

Child Health PSO is the only federally registered PSO dedicated to children's hospitals by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the 2008 Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act Final Rule to provide federal privilege protections for confidential event reporting. 

Benefits and services

Participants can improve the safety and quality of child health care delivery within a secure environment. 

Clinicians and health care organizations collect, aggregate and analyze data enabling the identification and reduction of risks and hazards associated with patient care.

Thought leadership, learning collaboratives and resources are maximized with participating hospitals along with two premier organizations  – Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) and NextPlane Solutions, LLC. 

Child Health PSO releases Patient Safety Action Alerts to provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns. These alerts are approved for general distribution to improve pediatric safety and reduce patient harm. They are shared publicly to stimulate learning and ongoing collaboration that addresses serious, preventable and multi-center pediatric patient safety concerns.


All U.S. hospitals serving children may enroll. 


Participation is available through an annual subscription.

Additional Info


Patient Safety Alerts

Child Health PSO Patient Safety Action Alerts provide immediate notification of patient safety concerns for most  pediatric health care providers.