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Orlando, FL, May 15, 2014—Today, winners of the inaugural John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement were honored in award ceremonies at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, was recognized with the individual award of excellence. The OpenNotes Collaborative won the award for institutional achievement, which was accepted by Melissa Anselmo, national program director for OpenNotes.
Vidant Health and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Share This Year’s Award; Projects Address Medication Administration Safety and System-Wide Quality and Safety Efforts
Boston, MA, May 13, 2014–The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has announced the recipients of the 2014 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Award.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, is being recognized for an initiative designed to improve the safety of medication administration. Vidant Health, a regional health system serving Eastern North Carolina, is being recognized for system-wide efforts to improve patient safety and patient experience of care.
The Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award is presented each year in recognition of the successful implementation of outstanding patient safety initiatives by organizational members of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety program. The 2014 awards will be conferred this week at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, Fla. Read More→
National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission
Boston, MA (April 29, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. Mallinckrodt recently acquired Cadence Pharmaceuticals and its hospital-based pain product, and is a leading global specialty pharmaceuticals company. Read More→
Update Incorporates Latest Evidence and Techniques
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has updated its successful TeamSTEPPS® curriculum. Originally developed by AHRQ and the Department of Defense in 2006, the goal of TeamSTEPPS is to reduce harm to patients by giving clinical teams practical tools they can use to improve their safety culture and keep patients safer. It draws on core competencies that have been proven effective in other high-risk industries, like the military and aviation. Read More→
National Patient Safety Foundation and Society of Physician Quality Officers Collaborate on Leadership Program
at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress
Boston, MA, April 22, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce a special educational program planned in collaboration with the Society of Physician Quality Officers (SPQO). Keeping Quality and Safety Front and Center—Managing Your Influence in the Right Direction, will be held in Orlando, Fla., on May 14, 2014, in advance of the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 15-16. Read More→
National rates decrease overall; variable results at the state level
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released the latest National and State Healthcare Associated Infections Progress Report [PDF]. The report is compiled from data submitted by more than 12,500 acute care hospitals across the nation and addresses infection rates in intensive care units, hospital wards, and neonatal intensive care units. Read More→
Texas-Based Health System Is Newest Member of NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program
As part of a five-year project funded by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers at the Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics at Northwestern University are advancing statistical methods to better analyze observational data on drug safety.
Becker’s Hospital Review releases list of 100 Great Hospitals for 2014
Becker’s Hospital Review recently released a list of “100 Great Hospitals in America, 2014.” Among those recognized are a number of organizations that are members of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Stand Up for Patient Safety program. Read More→
NPSF and AQIPS Team Up to Offer Educational Program for Health Professionals at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress
Boston, MA (April 8, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) have announced a cooperative educational program to be offered on site at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 14-16, 2014, in Orlando, FL.
The program, Using Patient Safety Organizations to Improve Quality, Safety, and Efficiency in Health Care, will help health care professionals understand how they can work with a patient safety organization (PSO) to advance their patient safety goals. Read More→