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AABB Center for Patient Safety 

The AABB Center for Patient Safety, listed as a Patient Safety Organization, or PSO, in December 2008, is dedicated to confidentially analyzing data on adverse reactions and incidents associated with transfusions and blood donations. The goal of these analyses is to identify and communicate best practices and to design interventions to improve patient safety. This is one of the main objectives of the U.S. Biovigilance Network.

Patient safety organizations, or PSOs, are organizations dedicated to improving patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, commonly referred to as the Patient Safety Act, authorizes the creation of PSOs to improve safety and quality through the collection and analysis of data on adverse events and medical errors. By providing legal privilege and confidentiality protections, PSOs create a secure environment where health care providers can voluntarily collect, aggregate, and analyze patient safety data that enable the identification and reduction of risks and hazards associated with patient care.

Join the AABB Center for Patient Safety!

The AABB Center for Patient Safety is now accepting contracts from hospitals to participate and to assure data protection. If you are interested in joining, please see the Business Associate Agreement and the Recipient Participation Agreement, both provided as a Resource on this page. You should also visit the "Joining AABB’s Group in CDC’s NHSN" page, provided as a Quick Link.

Firewall Policy

The AABB Center for Patient Safety enforces a strict firewall between patient safety related information, events, and data and AABB's Accreditation and Standards Departments and functions.

Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to biovigilance@aabb.org.

A representative from AABB will contact you to finalize the details of your participation. Thank you for your continued leadership on behalf of patient safety.

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