Somnia Anesthesia Recognized as a Patient Safety Organization
Somnia Anesthesia has announced it has been recognized as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Somnia is the first anesthesia-only management company to become a PSO, according to a news release. AHRQ describes the primary activity of an entity seeking to be listed as a PSO must be "to conduct activities to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. A PSO's workforce must have expertise in analyzing patient safety events, such as the identification, analysis, prevention, and reduction or elimination of the risks and hazards associated with the delivery of patient care."
"Somnia is honored to be the first anesthesia-only PSO and one of only 81 organizations in the country currently participating in this voluntary, nationwide effort to improve the quality of patient care," said Robert C. Goldstein, MD, Somnia's executive vice president and chief medical officer, in the release. "The quality of anesthesia impacts so many care areas in ambulatory and acute care facilities, and our ongoing commitment to be an accountable anesthesia organization is greatly enhanced by our new responsibility to be an effective PSO."
Hugh V. Morgan, Somnia's director of quality assurance, and the newly appointed director of the Somnia PSO Inc., said, in the release, "Receiving federal recognition as a PSO reinforces our core commitment to the highest levels of anesthesia safety and quality, and further validates the systems and processes through which we continuously strive to achieve those levels. We're privileged for the opportunity to contribute our clinical outcomes data to the national repository and help establish the anesthesia care standards that will be used to improve the quality of health care throughout our country."
Read the news release about the PSO recognition of Somnia Anesthesia.
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