Garden State Patient Safety Center
Garden State Patient Safety Center is a "Patient Safety Organization" (PSO) listed by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Garden State Patient Safety Center is a component of the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, serving to improve healthcare quality through data collection and analysis.
The Federal Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, which authorized the certification of PSOs, also affords confidentiality and privilege protections for healthcare providers that share quality data with a PSO – creating a culture of sharing, collaboration and analysis that promotes safer healthcare for all.
"The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) authorized the creation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) to improve the quality and safety of U.S. health care delivery. The Patient Safety Act encourages clinicians and health care organizations to voluntarily report and share quality and patient safety information without fear of legal discovery."