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Advancing cultural safety via the Patient Care Quality Program

Advancing cultural safety via the Patient Care Quality Program

When you think about safety in health care, what comes to mind? Some obvious things might be security, trust, or avoiding harm. It seems pretty straightforward, but let’s unpack that last word a bit: harm. What constitutes harm? Physical injury, of course. Or not...

PSLS link is live in CST Cerner

PSLS link is live in CST Cerner

Do you ever wish there really was an “easy button” you could push to solve whatever problem you were facing? Um…#yespleaseeveryday. Well, several thousand health care staff and clinicians in BC are now a tiny bit closer to that dream: CST Cerner users in Vancouver...

Mission & Vision

Our mission is: To make health care safer for all British Columbians by fostering a culture of safety, shared learning and continuous system improvement.

Our vision is: Safe health care for BC: No needless harm.

Who We Are

BC Patient Safety & Learning System (BCPSLS) is a web-based tool used by approximately 100,000 health care providers across BC to report and learn about patient safety events, near misses and hazards. BCPSLS has fostered improvements in patient safety and quality of care in all health care settings since its inception in 2008.

Today, we are focused on streamlining data collection and output, enhancing learning across our health care system and improving the quality of our modules and tools.

What We Do

Over 400 safety event reports are submitted to BCPSLS each day from across the province. This data is allowing us to identify safety concerns and target quality and safety improvements where they’re needed most. To date, over one million safety event reports are in the BCPSLS database. Data summaries provide a rich basis for learning and improvement to over 10,000 healthcare leaders across BC.

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