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Adverse events happen. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act creates opportunities to reduce these unfortunate events. Under the Federal Protection you can:

  • Share information and compare experiences with other providers
  • Learn best practices to fix your specific problems
  • Take action to protect your patients—and your bottom line

It’s not just the information you put into a PSO, it’s the quality of information, analysis, advice, and support you get out of your PSO that will allow you to take full advantage of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act—and give you the strong return-on-investment that you want for your organization, and your patients.

Hospitals with 50+ Beds Need to Take Action Now

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its "Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters" for 2017 in the March 8, 2016, Federal Register. In it, they establish new patient safety requirements for hospitals that contract with a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). Hospitals with over 50 beds must engage with a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO) or, if not working with a PSO, implement an evidence-based initiative, to improve healthcare quality through the collection, management and analysis of patient safety events that reduces all cause preventable harm, prevents hospital readmission, or improves care coordination.

Address Your Top Challenges

Our annual Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns are determined by examining events submitted to our PSO. Learn more in our video about some of the topics covered in the Top 10.

Length: 4:18.


Deep and Broad Resources Allow you to Pick up Speed

Learn how ECRI Institute PSO Plus can help you and your organization meet your goals. Call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5558 or e-mail

 Hear What One Member Has to Say

Length: 1:56.


 Our PSO is One of the Largest

​ECRI Institute PSO membership is ever growing and is one of the largest in the United States:

  • ​Support of PSOs in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia, plus Midwest Alliance, Quality Alliance PSO, and reporting in the District of Columbia.
  • Support of several RRG PSOs
  • Direct members from across the healthcare continuum in over 80% of US States

 Case Studies