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HIM: the best kept secret in healthcare

  This spring, BCPSLS Central Office had the pleasure of hosting two Health Information Management (HIM) students from Douglas College for their five-week senior practicum. It was a win-win experience: the students gained the opportunity to apply their skills...

BCPSLS Central turns five…blog on!

  It’s been a big year for anniversaries here at BCPSLS. On February 25, we joined friends and colleagues to toast the 10-year anniversary of the first live launch of our safety event reporting and learning system.  And on June 7 we’ll be celebrating the 5-year...

We’re listening! Website survey results are in

  Thank you for helping us get started on our spring cleaning! We received a ton of helpful feedback from over a hundred healthcare providers, leaders, and administrative/support staff in BC who completed our website survey last month. Now we are preparing to...

Happy anniversary, BCPSLS!

  We’ve spent 3,650 days together…but who’s counting? You may be shaking your head in disbelief, but it’s true. On February 25, 2008, BCPSLS launched its first safety event report form. What began as one person’s innovative idea has now become an integral part of...

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  It’s time for some early spring cleaning! But not to worry – we aren’t asking you to get out the scouring pad or thank your unwanted personal items for their years of service before donating them to the local thrift store. BCPSLS is preparing to spring clean...

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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