Leading Patient Safety Efforts in Kentucky
The Kentucky Institute for Patient safety and Quality (KIPSQ) was established in 2008 after the passage of the Patient Safety Act of 2005. KIPSQ is a federally certified patient safety organization (PSO) through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Our goal is for every provider in Kentucky to join KIPSQ in order to preserve the privilege of conducting self-improvement activities and networking with other facilities to improve the quality of health care. Kentucky is one of two states with no Peer Review protections — KIPSQ provides a legally protected environment for healthcare facilities and providers to candidly discuss why adverse events occur and how they can be prevented.
One of the first PSOs in the nation, KIPSQ is leading patient safety efforts in Kentucky through analysis, dissemination and archiving of patient safety information. KIPSQ offers access to the emerging best practices of hundreds of hospitals in the USA.
Complimentary membership is available to Kentucky Hospital Insurance Company (KHIC) members. All other memberships are available for a fee. Contact Sharon Perkins for additional information.
KIPSQ has contracted with ECRI Institute to customized programmatic support that includes data collection and reporting systems based on AHRQ Common Formats, expert patient safety analysis, culture-of-safety recommendations, best practices, and advisories. Based on ECRI Institute's first hand experience, flexibility, responsiveness and know-how provide speed, depth, sustainability, and ongoing support.