Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO, 75401-75402 [2016-26144]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices Item No. Bureau Subject 4 .............................. Enforcement .......................................... 5 .............................. Wireline Competition ............................. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–26197 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. 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ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732– 70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. The Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency. DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 75402 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 210 / Monday, October 31, 2016 / Notices (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. AHRQ has accepted a notification from the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO, PSO number P0164, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 30, 2016. AHRQ notes that the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment following receipt of the Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency sent on September 1, 2016. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2016–26144 Filed 10–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Oct 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families— Evaluation.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 11th, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 30, 2016. 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Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) strategies for acute care settings include: patient and family advisory committees; membership on patient safety oversight bodies at both operations and governance levels; consultation in the development of patient information material; engaging patients in process improvement or redesign projects; rounding with patients and families; patient and family participation in PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clinical education programs, and welcoming patients and families to work alongside providers and health systems employees on transparency, culture change and high reliability organization initiatives. Although the field of PFE in patient safety for hospitals and health systems is maturing, leveraging PFE to improve patient safety in non-acute settings is in its infancy. Building sustainable processes and practice-based infrastructure are crucial to improving patient safety through patient and family engagement in primary care. In response to the limited guidance available for primary care practices to improve safety through patient and family engagement, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded the development of a Guide to Improving Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families (hereafter referred to as the Guide). The comprehensive guide will provide primary care practices with interventions that they can use to engage patients and families in ways that lead to improved patient safety. It will include explicit instructions to help primary care practices, providers, and patients and families adopt new behaviors. The Guide and its development are prefaced on several key insights relevant to primary care including: D Active engagement requires organizational commitment to hearing the patient and family voice and action by leadership to include them as central members of the health care team. D Patients and families expect and increasingly demand meaningful engagement in harm prevention efforts. D Institutional courage is required to openly share patient safety vulnerabilities and proactively engage patients in developing solutions that prevent harm. D Supportive infrastructure is needed to hardwire PFE into all facets of care delivery across the care continuum. D When done well, patient engagement yields important and measurable results. When not done well, PFE activities may disenfranchise patients, contribute to misunderstanding about risk, result in lack of trust between providers and their organizations, and create fissures among members of the clinical care team. With these insights as a basis, three precepts undergird our approach to development for the Guide. The Guide interventions must yield: D Meaningful relationship-based engagement for patients and families and primary care providers. E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75401-75402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26144]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the 
Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of delisting.

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SUMMARY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 
U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient 
Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient 
Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 
73 FR 70732-70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, 
and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to 
Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential 
basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The 
Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, 
to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and 
regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the 
Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the 
Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to 
voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a 
PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary 
relinquishment from the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO of its 
status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. The Patient 
Safety Leadership Council PSO submitted this request for voluntary 
relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of 
Deficiency.

DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing 
and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 
Midnight ET (2400) on September 30, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the 
following HHS Web site: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/listed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, 
Rockville, MD 20857; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403-3697; Telephone 
(local):

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(301) 427-1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438-7231; TTY (local): (301) 
427-1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are 
entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity 
are to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of 
health care delivery.
    HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety 
Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and 
Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The 
Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that 
attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for 
listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' if it is found to no longer meet the 
requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a 
PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any 
reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. Section 3.108(d) of the 
Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it 
removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs.
    AHRQ has accepted a notification from the Patient Safety Leadership 
Council PSO, PSO number P0164, to voluntarily relinquish its status as 
a PSO. Accordingly, the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO was 
delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on September 30, 2016. 
AHRQ notes that the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO submitted 
this request for voluntary relinquishment following receipt of the 
Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency sent on September 1, 2016.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov.

Sharon B. Arnold,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-26144 Filed 10-28-16; 8:45 am]
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