The Patient Safety Authority has begun the implementation of a data interface to accept Incident reports from Act 13 of 2002 reporting facilities directly through their existing internal incident reporting systems. Data interface cannot be done for facilities that are reporting healthcare-associated infections under Act 52 of 2007 or for those reporting Serious Events. Only facilities reporting Incident reports can develop an interface with the Authority. Facilities that want to develop interface capabilities should contact Howard Newstadt, the Authority's Finance Director and CIO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to the PA-PSRS Automated Data Interface Specifications are accessible below. Please note that all information provided regarding the PA-PSRS data interface specifications, which information includes but is not limited to information regarding the data structure and processing logic of the PA-PSRS system, is owned exclusively by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. This information may be used only in connection with, and solely for the purpose of, the development of an interface between the PA-PSRS system and an internal reporting system at a medical facility that is both 1) physically located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 2) subject to the reporting requirements of Act 13. All other use is prohibited without the express written permission of the Patient Safety Authority.
Notices to Facility Users:
Effective October 2011, please note the new requirements for participating in the data interface: Facility - PA-PSRS Mapping Requirements
Effective March 18, 2012, Part 2 - XML Document Definition and Part 3 - Appendix have been updated to reflect the changes made to schema 6.4. Read more
Facilities will need to make changes to their interface using schema version 6.4. The Authority will continue to accept interface files submitted with the current schema versions, 6.2 and 6.3, until August 31, 2012. After August 31, 2012, all facilities should submit files to the PA-PSRS Data Interface using the new schema version 6.4.
PA-PSRS Automated Data Interface XML Specifications:
Part 1: System Description
Part 2: XML Document Definition
Part 3: Appendix