Reporting Patient Safety Events


The “Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge” asks multi-disciplinary teams to develop an application that facilitates the reporting of patient safety events, whether implemented in hospital or ambulatory settings. This application would:

  • Increase the ease of reporting patient safety events to the provider or parent organization;
  • Enable providers to import relevant EMR, PHR, and other electronic information, including screen shots,  to the patient safety report and, in turn, submit  an AHRQ Common Formats-compliant report to one or more PSOs;
  • Capture useful demographic and other relevant information from each patient including age, gender, race, and relevant diagnoses;
  • Capture information about the type of organization submitting the report using AHRQ’s PSO Information format;
  • Reduce burden of reporting by enabling the provider or parent organization to have the option of submitting information in the patient safety report to non-PSO public health or health oversight organizations, including state or federal programs or accrediting or certifying bodies. 
  • Be platform-agnostic; and
  • Leverage and extend NwHIN standards and services including, but not limited to, transport (Direct, web services), content (Transitions of Care, CCD/CCR), and standardized vocabularies


Competition Organizer

Health Information Technology

*Available in all states*

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Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Technology - Green
  • Technology - Other
  • Virtual/Online
Important Dates
  • Submission Period Begins: April 12, 2012
  • Submission Period for Entries Ends: August 31, 2012
  • Evaluation Process for Entries Begins: September 6, 2012
  • Evaluation Process for Entries Ends: September 18, 2012
  • Winners notified: September 21, 2012
  • Winners Announced: Health 2.0 Fall Conference, October 7-10, 2012
Other Info
  • First Place: $50,000 plus demo opportunity
  • Second Place: $15,000
  • Third Place: $5,000