Each hospital must report the incidence of a National Quality Forum (NFQ) serious reportable event, and the occurrence of an Intentional Unsafe Act to Patient Safety.
The Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System (PSSIS) was created for the purpose of improving patient safety, eliminating adverse events in Vermont hospitals, and supporting a facilitating quality improvement efforts by hospitals. The Vermont Department of Health is charged by statute to operate the PSSIS, and contracts with the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC) to administer the System.
Hospitals may report a NFQ Event or Intentional Unsafe Act by completing the applicable form and sending it to VPQHC. Instructions for doing so are located on the last page of each form.
Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
Vermont Department of Health
Deb Wilcox, Director of Planning and Healthcare Quality