Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement
- Hospital Reporting

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.

Electronic Reporting: NQF Event

The Department of Health contracts with Quantros, Inc. to provide a secure electronic system for the reporting of a NQF event. Hospitals may submit electronic reports any time, seven day per week.

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Paper Based Reporting: NFQ Event or Intentional Unsafe Act

Hospitals may report a NFQ Event or Intentional Unsafe Act by printing the applicable form and faxing or mailing to Patient Safety at the Health Department.

Reporting Forms

Mail completed form(s):

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
132 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Attention: Patient Safety Program

Fax completed form(s):

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
Attention: Patient Safety Program

FAX: 802-262-1307

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Contact Information

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
802-262-1304

Vermont Department of Health
Deb Wilcox, Director of Planning and Healthcare Quality
802-652-2051

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