Purpose of PSI

The Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement Program (PSSIP), managed by the Office of Health Care Statistics (OHCS) at the Utah Department of Health, works to ensure that patient safety events (injuries, death or other adverse events) associated with healthcare delivery and administration of anesthesia are reported to the Department of Health. The program also fosters conversations among healthcare providers on how to minimize adverse patient safety events in Utah.

About OHCS/CHDI

The mission of Office of Health Care Statistics (OHCS)(created by and enacting the statutory responsibilities depicted in ยง26-33a) is to promote better health by collecting, analyzing and disseminating health data to increase access and quality, and to reduce the costs of healthcare.

The Office is responsible for maintaining, managing, and analyzing the following data series:

  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
  • Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
  • Healthcare Facility Data (HFD)
  • All Payer Claims Data (APCD)
  • Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement Program (PSSIP)