Health Care partner Michael Callahan co-wrote this article on the risks to futures advances in children's hospital patient safety as a result of a 2014 Kentucky Supreme Court case in Tibbs v. Bunnell that narrowly interpreted the scope of protections involving patient safety information. As a result of the court decision, if accepted in other jurisdictions, the confidential data shared through patient safety organizations (PSOs) to improve health care quality and safety could lose its protected status. The case currently is before the U.S. Supreme Court for review. The Child Health PSO, a national organization of more than 50 children's hospitals, aims to preserve the privilege and confidentiality of PSO patient safety information.
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