The Child Health Patient Safety Organization® (PSO) strives to help children’s hospitals make patient care safer. Guided by the collaborative work of nearly 60 member hospitals, the PSO provides unmatched resources to help children’s hospitals mitigate preventable harm to children. As the only PSO in the nation solely focused on children’s hospitals, it offers unique opportunities to confidentially explore harm in pediatric settings through shared learning with other children’s hospitals.
This year marked several highlights in learning and development within the Child Health PSO:
Diagnostic safety improvements. Accelerating diagnostic safety was a focus in 2023 and included a collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that highlighted the Child Health PSO Diagnostic Safety Toolkit and a CHA project to assess the toolkit’s effectiveness in hospital safety efforts.
Enhanced data. The PSO began migrating to a new data platform to enhance member support while improving demographic data collection, including expanded diversity, equity and inclusion metrics.
Learning advancements. A study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting is being considered for publication, and it is anticipated to be another significant recognition of children’s hospital leaders working together and the contributions of patient safety organizations.