Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI)

The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), along with the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), founded the Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI), an organization dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio.

The Institute is a subsidiary of the Ohio Health Council. Through this collaboration and common effort, OPSI has the ability to work with over 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans.

In February 2009, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that OPSI had been designated as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). OPSI was the first organization in Ohio to receive the federal designation and at the time was one of only 46 in the United States.

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