Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety


Learn the MAPS PSO Advantage

The Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) is a federally certified Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and an Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) company since 2010. Our program provides full privileges and confidentiality, secure adverse event data-collection solutions, peer networking/learning and educational tools to improve patient care. Joining MAPS gives you the opportunity to meet your mission of improving patient safety and quality of care.
Click here to access the adverse event reporting system and secure member portal.

MAPS has created an Ambulatory Focus Group composed of our members.  If you are a member and would like to access materials for outpatient training, please log in and select the Ambulatory Focus Group Members Only web page.

Vision: To be the leading PSO that inspires the passionate pursuit of excellence in patient safety and quality care.Listed PSO


Understanding MAPS PSO

To date, PSO's have collected over 2,000,000 safe reports among 87 national PSOs within 29 states and the District of Columbia.

Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) Policy Support

MAPS members consist of 104 Midwestern health systems, hospitals, critical access hospitals, physicians groups, long term care and specialty outpatient clinics.

MAPS has created an Ambulatory Focus Group for our members and the purpose of this group is to improve and support ambulatory care settings on their patient safety journey. The focus group is aimed at collaborating with other ambulatory members, confidential open discussions, educational offerings and learnings.

MAPS ambulatory consists of: outpatient centers, home health and hospice centers, surgical centers, medical groups, primary care and specialty offices, free-standing emergency departments and more. 
Visit our MAPS Ambulatory Focus Group tab to access password protected resources and past event materials. 


Fill out the Contact Us form to be added to our mailing list and patient safety educational events. Call us at 630-276-5657 for assistance or a program overview webinar.

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Improve patient safety at your organization by learning from a community of PSO users. MAPS PSO provides complete onboarding services including customized templates for Patient Safety Evaluation Services (PSES) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools.
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“Get involved with your PSO if you aren’t already. PSOs are the wave of the future, they are part of the future, clinically, electronically and as part of quality and safety improvements.”

Dr. William Munier, Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)