Mueller Discusses the Value of Joining a Patient Safety Organization at the PAHCRM Annual Spring Conference
April 15, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
At the PAHCRM Annual Spring Conference’s session titled The Value of Joining a Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Dr. Brigitta U. Mueller will discuss the background of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) and the purpose of a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Attendees will receive a short introduction to key terms, such as Patient Safety Event System (PSES) and Patient Safety Work Products (PSWPs) and hear specific examples about how the PSO is valuable to an organization.
Learn how membership in a PSO advances patient safety and quality of care, why the Office of Inspector General supports PSO membership, and get an update on some of the legal challenges to the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA).
- Identify the benefits of a PSO membership for healthcare organizations
- Describe how membership provides protections from discoverability of patient safety work product and advances patient safety and quality of care
- Provide updated information about legal challenges to the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA)
Agenda & Speakers
Brigitta U. Mueller, M.D., M.H.C.M., M.S.J., CPE, CPPS, CPHQ, FAAP
Executive Director, Patient Safety, Risk & Quality, ECRI
Prior to joining ECRI, Dr. Mueller worked as the Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Patient Safety Officer for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH). She also held an appointments as Professor in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, faculty member of the Armstrong Institute, and was tenured Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mueller has been a clinical investigator in the area of pediatric HIV disease, and was involved in the fields of sickle cell disease and vascular anomalies.
Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management (PAHCRM), an affiliate of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), is organized for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to support and promote the profession of health care enterprise wide risk management and patient safety.
Visit the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management website for more information and to register for this virtual event.