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For Patient Safety Awareness Week, NPSF Urges Public to Navigate Your Health…Safely

Boston, Mass. (Feb. 13, 2013)—Diagnostic error is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2014. This year’s theme, Navigate Your Health…Safely, highlights the need for health care providers to ensure that patients and consumers are more engaged in the health care process, whether they are visiting the doctor for a routine exam or entering the hospital for surgery. Read More→

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Broad Goals Seek to Foster Collaboration in Support of
Patient and Workforce Safety from the Bedside to the Policy Arena

Boston, MA, February 11, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has announced details of a new strategic plan that outlines broad goals for the organization to pursue in support of a revitalized mission and vision. Read More→

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Delaware-Based Health System Is Newest Member of
NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program

Boston, MA, February 6, 2014—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is proud to welcome Christiana Care Health System as the newest member of the NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Program. Read More→

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With Funding from National Patient Safety Foundation Research Grant, Study Looks at Change-of-Shift Reporting in the ICU

Boston, MA, January 21, 2014—Change-of-shift reporting, when clinical responsibility for a patient is handed off from one clinician to another, has been identified as an activity that can have an adverse impact on patient safety. Recommendations for improving the process largely focus on the outgoing clinician—the one reporting information about the patient. In a new study, researchers analyzed the interactions of incoming clinicians, specifically looking to identify differences in communication behaviors across disciplines and levels of training. Read More→

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Boston, MA, January 15, 2014—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today releases a comprehensive package of tools for hospitals to use in assessing—and improving–the safety of their workforce (see www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals). The release of the materials is to be announced by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, at a press briefing at 2:00 pm Eastern Time in Washington, DC. Read More→

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Boston, MA (January 14, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and Standard Register Healthcare announce a newly established relationship as both work to advance the science and practice of patient and consumer engagement in health care, while driving excellence and innovation. Read More→

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Boston, MA (January 13, 2014)—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced new appointments to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Board of Governors.

Rick Boothman, JD, chief risk officer, University of Michigan Health System, and Helen Haskell, MA, president, Mothers Against Medical Error, have been appointed to the NPSF Board of Directors for a term of three years. Both previously served on the NPSF Board of Governors.

Newly appointed to the NPSF Board of Governors are Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, MT (ASCP), senior vice president, patient safety & quality, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, and executive director, MHA Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality; and Robert J. White, president, Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions, Covidien. Both have been appointed for a term of two years.

Assuming different roles in the Foundation’s governance are Linda K. Kenney, president and executive director, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, and Barbara Youngberg, JD, visiting professor of law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Both recently accepted appointments to the NPSF Board of Governors after serving a number of years on the Board of Directors. Read More→

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New offering guides health professionals seeking to align HIT, patient safety goals

Boston, MA, Nov. 12, 2013—The National Patient Safety Foundation today released a new educational offering geared toward health professionals seeking to align their health information technology strategy with overarching patient safety goals. Health Information Technology through the Lens of Patient Safety addresses fundamental concepts that must be considered if health IT systems are to deliver on the promise of providing safer, more efficient care.

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Four Organizations Join Distinguished Group

Boston, MA, Nov. 7, 2013—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce new members of the NPSF Corporate Council: Metrasens, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Covidien, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have joined the Council in 2013.

The NPSF Corporate Council comprises organizations from across health care that share a deep commitment to patient safety. The Council provides a forum by which these organizations collaborate with NPSF to accelerate the understanding and advancement of the patient safety mission and work. Read More→

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Boston, MA, Oct. 15, 2013—The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce an agreement with the American Board of Medical Specialties® (ABMS®) to bring patient safety education to physicians participating in the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®). The agreement makes the NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum available to diplomates of the ABMS Member Boards at a special member rate. This is the first externally produced national patient safety program that has been accepted for consideration by ABMS since 2012, when ABMS decided to replace its proprietary programs with select offerings available in the marketplace.

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