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The Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC) provides assistance with the AHRQ Common Formats. For information or technical assistance with the AHRQ Common Formats, please contact the PSOPPC Help desk at support@psoppc.org. For additional information regarding the Patient Safety Act or Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), please contact AHRQ at PSO@ahrq.hhs.gov.

For a provider to obtain the confidentiality and privileged protection of the Patient Safety Act, the provider must voluntarily work with a Federally-listed PSO. AHRQ offers the PSO selection Tool on the AHRQ website which allows providers to search for a PSO by category types such as, but not limited to, the region the PSO serves, the PSO specialty, the number of providers the PSO serves, and whether the PSO reports to the PSOPPC.

For more information about the PSO Selection Tool, please visit the Federally-Listed PSOs page on the AHRQ PSO website or contact the AHRQ PSO Program by email at support@psoppc.org or by phone at (866) 403-3697.

AHRQ has developed Common Formats to assist providers with collecting, reporting and analyzing patient safety concerns in a standardized manner. For more information, please visit the AHRQ Common Formats Web page listed below.

AHRQ Common Formats Overview

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