The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has developed the Patient Safety Knowledge Exchange (PassKey), a secured, website to share information, ideas and solutions. Information on PassKey is provided by Patient Safety Officers and their delegates but maintained by the Authority staff and is only available to Pennsylvania Patient Safety Officers and their delegates. The Authority encourages facilities to post as much information as possible regarding how they are improving patient safety in their facilities so other facilities can learn from their success stories. PassKey will also allow facilities to ask questions and to search for answers that may already be provided on the site. Some elements of PassKey will include:
PassKey Home Page: This page gives a calendar of events for the Patient Safety Liaisons (PSLs) so PSOs can know what other regions are doing to improve patient safety across the state. Contact information for each PSL is also provided along with tabs that direct users to PSL Region information, the Knowledge Center, collaboratives, search and site map tabs.
Knowledge Center Page: The knowledge center page contains a knowledge library where PSOs can share policies, procedures, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and other valuable information. Also, this page contains a knowledge exchange where PSOs can discuss patient safety topics with their peers.
PSL Region Page: This page explains the PSL program and shows a map of each PSL region. Contact information for each PSL is listed here as well.
Collaborative Pages: This page gives a calendar list of the collaboratives that are occurring throughout the PSL regions. This information will keep PSOs updated on the latest research and preventative strategies being done by the Authority in partnership with healthcare facilities throughout Pennsylvania.
PassKey was developed under contract with HP, a leading international, information technology firm.
PassKey is fully owned by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority