1) Improving patient safety,
2) Eliminating adverse events, and
3) Supporting quality improvement efforts by Vermont Hospitals
The Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System is designed to improve patient safety. All information made available to the Department of Health through the Patient Safety Surveillance and Improvement System is confidential and privileged, exempt from the public access to records law and immune from subpoena or other disclosure and not subject to discovery or introduction into evidence in any civil or administrative action against a provider of professional health services, as provided in 18 V.S.A. 1917.