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The Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Organization of Alabama, Inc. (HIPSO) was conceived and developed with the express intention of offering its member healthcare providers patient safety activities intended to reduce medical errors. HIPSO provides the members with federal legal protection for work involving safety and quality initiatives as stated in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA).

HIPSO utilizes a web-based reporting system that will capture patient safety data in a standardized format that is compatible with the AHRQ common formats and the NQF “Never Events”.

Information that is collected by HIPSO will be analyzed by a professional staff that maintains expertise in the field of patient safety and quality improvement within the healthcare environment. This professional staff will work in concert with healthcare providers toward developing recommendations that will lead to the reduction or elimination of patient safety issues. The staff of HIPSO is comprised of Registered Nurses, Loss Control professionals, Information Technologists, Legal Professionals and a support staff.

The Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety organization will serve its clients through:

   • The collection, collation and analysis of patient safety work product (PSWP),
   • Encouraging a culture of safety by providing feedback and assistance to its members,
   • Establishing procedures to preserve the confidentiality of data submitted to HIPSO,
   • Education healthcare providers,
   • Promoting collaborative efforts among members,
   • The identification and promulgation of best practices within the healthcare arena, and
   • Identifying, promoting and encouraging sustainable efforts that pertains to patient safety.

If you are interested in joining a Patient Safety Organization, HIPSO has a place for your organization. Please today for more information.