Patient Safety Organization

The Diagnostic Quality Assurance, Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is the first Pathology specific PSO in the country, designed to help clinicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations improve patient care by advocating for quality and safety analyses. Through federal protections of legal privilege and confidentiality authorized by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, PSOs foster a culture of safety and create a secure environment where providers can collect and analyze data.

In light of heightened consumer awareness regarding healthcare quality, as well as increased interest in diagnostic accuracy, DQA PSO activities will likely have a significant impact for pathology service providers across the country as they seek to improve quality.


Diagnostic Quality Assurance PSO, is a component entity of QualityStar, LLC and received its initial approval from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on May 25, 2016. AHRQ assigned the number P0170 to the Diagnostic Quality Assurance PSO and listed the company on the AHRQ’s PSO website;


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