Data, Systems, & Evaluation

Our Purpose

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

Our Vision

Safe patients through collaborative event reporting and patient safety improvement solutions.

Our Mission

Improve patient safety through transparent and nationally-consistent standards for reporting adverse patient safety events, assessment of those events, exploration of best practices and use of quantitative and qualitative data to educate and promote statewide patient safety improvement solutions.

Our Objectives

  • Public accountability and transparency through event reporting
  • Adherence to national standards of event-reporting
  • Healthcare facilities have processes in place to identify and report all reportable adverse events
  • Agreement on which patient safety events should be reported
  • Educated stakeholders and statewide patient safety improvement solutions based on quantitative and
    qualitative data from event reporting
  • Quarterly meetings with all healthcare systems represented