The Patient Safety Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC) provides technical assistance to listed Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). In addition to technical assistance provided to PSOs by the PSOPPC, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides technical assistance to all interested parties regarding the Patient Safety Rule, PSO listing processes, listed PSOs, and other PSO operational issues. The AHRQ PSO Office can be reached at email@example.com or at (866) 403-3697.
The PSOPPC Help Desk is available Monday through Friday. Outside of the hours of operation listed below, all inquiries submitted via email or voice message will be answered on the following business day.
Help Desk Email
3110 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite 104
Baltimore, MD 21244
The PSOPPC Web site provides online assistance for forgotten passwords. Select the "Did you forget your password" link on the Sign In page and follow the step by step instructions to change the PSOPPC password.
If the PSO has been listed by AHRQ, appropriate PSO team members are eligible to obtain a User ID to sign in to the secure pages of the PSOPPC Web site. Account registration includes the user completing a registration form with the signature of the PSOs Authorized Official. A notary signature is also required as proof of identity. The form will be submitted to the PSOPPC Help Desk for processing.
For more information select Account Setup
The PSOPPC is now accepting patient safety event data from PSOs. Patient safety event data may be submitted to the PSOPPC for non-identification and transmission to the Network of Patient Safety Databases (NPSD).
Please review the Patient Safety Event Data Submission Process Overview and Data Submission FAQs for more information on the requirements for data submission and the PSOPPC data submission process.
For more information select Data Submission.
AHRQ coordinates the development of Common Formats for reporting patient safety events. This activity is authorized by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) and the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule). In collaboration with the Patient Safety Work Group (PSWG), AHRQ has developed Common Formats for two settings of care - Acute Care Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
The PSOPPC is currently accepting patient safety event data in the format outlined in the AHRQ Hospital Common Formats Version 1.2 Technical Specifications as well as the AHRQ Hospital Common Formats Version 1.1 Technical Specifications.
To learn more about Common Formats, please visit AHRQ Common Formats.
The Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC) provides reporting solutions at the organizational level as well as at the data management level. These solutions create opportunities to develop and validate patient safety event submissions to the PSOPPC and to validate the PSO Profile information.
For more information about the available reports, please visit Reports.
This section includes the AHRQ PSOPPC Technical Assistance Contact list which provides direction on what questions should be submitted to AHRQ or the PSOPPC.
AHRQ PSOPPC Technical Assistance Contact List Posted on: 09/09/2014, 222 KB
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