Education event

California Hospital Patient Safety Organization Annual Meeting
Take a Stand for Patient Safety: Eliminate Preventable Harm

March 13, 2012
Hilton Los Angeles North, Glendale, CA


Patient safety is a moral imperative. Soon, it will be a legal imperative as well. By 2015, hospitals with 50 beds or more must participate in a PSO as a condition of contracting with health plans in state insurance exchanges. Attend CHPSO’s first annual meeting to accelerate patient safety initiatives at your hospital. Key program objectives:

•  Learn critical elements to achieve a culture of safety
•  Develop strategies to engage senior leadership and physicians
•  Understand how to use data to target action
•  Create ways to improve processes on the front line
•  Gain strategies to encourage teamwork and new ideas


James Bagian, MD, PE, is a former astronaut and founding director of the VA National Center for Patient Safety. Bagian brings his unique knowledge of engineering, medicine and aviation to accelerate patient-safety improvements. Currently, he is director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan.

Allan Frankel, MD, is co-chief medical officer at Pascal Metrics, which applies data science to improving patient safety. He also is senior faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Patient Safety Center of Excellence in Boston and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Dan Ford, MBA, FACHE, is a health care executive recruiter and an ardent patient-safety advocate. Since his wife suffered permanent brain damage from multiple medical errors, he has worked to create positive change.

More details in the program brochure can be found here.



8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.  Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Keep Out, No Trespassing: Medical Error Impact on One Family
Dan Ford, MBA, FACHE, Patient Advocate; Vice President, Furst Group

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  Essential Elements to Establishing a Culture of Safety
James Bagian, MD, PE, Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  How to Create and Utilize Data to Flag Areas Requiring Action
Allan Frankel, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, Pascal Metrics

11:30 – Noon 2012  Patient Safety Initiatives
Rory Jaffe, MD, MBA, CHPSO Executive Director

Noon – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.  CEO Roundtable
Facilitated by speakers

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.  Human Factors Engineering and Medical Team Training
James Bagian, MD, PE, Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Q & A for Audience
Facilitated by speakers

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.  Debriefing Boards and Process Boards— Case Study of      Medication Event
Allan Frankel, MD, Co-Chief Medical Officer, Pascal Metrics

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks
C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association


CHPSO member rate: $300
Nonmember rate: $500

Tuition includes program and luncheon.

Continuing Education
CE units have been requested.

Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact CHPSO at (916) 552-7651.

Cancellation Policy
Registration fees are refundable, minus a $20 processing fee, if written notice is postmarked no later than 10 business days before the meeting date (March 3, 2012 or before). All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to: CHPSO, 1215 K Street, Suite 705, Sacramento, CA 95814


The Hilton Los Angeles North, 100 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, California is the host hotel for the meeting. For reservations and special room rate of $149, call the hotel directly at 818.956.5466 and mention the CHPSO Annual Meeting.


Platinum sponsor
California HealthCare Foundation

Silver sponsor
Kaiser Permanente

CHPSO Annual Meeting Partners
California Hospital Association
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Hospital Association of Southern California
Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties