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Robin Nagele and Elizabeth Hein Present on Privilege Protection and Patient Safety Evaluation Systems (PSES) at The Hospital Quality Institute’s PSES Virtual Summit on May 25

On May 25, 2022 at 9:15 am ET, Robin Locke Nagele and Elizabeth M. Hein co-presented, "Securing Privilege Protection Through Your PSES," for the Hospital Quality Institute's (HQI) Patient Safety Evaluation System 2022 Virtual Summit. 

This session discussed the legal protections and framework for a Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) and explained how providers can document the PSES to maximize the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act privilege protection for patient safety work plan — using the statutory text, regulations, and preamble guidance to combat common misperceptions from attorneys and courts.

Ms. Nagele and Ms. Hein discussed: 

  • Designing your PSES to gain maximum privilege protection.
  • Common mistakes made by attorneys and judges about the Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) privilege, and how to protect against them. 
  • The federal Act’s patient safety goals.​
  • How sharing PSWP within your health system and external partners can further safety objectives and preserve strict privilege protection.