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→
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→
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.
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→
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.
Texas Tech Researchers to Collaborate with Covenant Medical Center and HKS Architects
BOSTON, MA (August 20, 2013) – The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has awarded a $100,000 grant for an innovative patient safety research project that will examine the mechanisms underlying patient falls in the hospital and formulate recommendations for improved facility design. Led by principal investigator Debajyoti Pati, PhD, Rockwell Professor, Department of Design, Texas Tech University, this project brings together the perspectives of multiple disciplines, including architecture and design, classical mechanics, and nursing. Read More→
Event to Feature Keynote Address by Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Boston, MA—The Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation has announced the program for its 6th Annual Forum & Gala to be held in Boston on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Read More→
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, Begins New Role July 1
New Orleans, LA, May 9, 2013—The Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Foundation announced today that Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, will become the Foundation’s next president, effective July 1. The announcement came at the opening session of the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, which is being held this week in New Orleans. Read More→
JPS Health Network and the 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB, Share This Year’s Award for Projects Addressing Surgical Fire Risk and Outpatient Pediatric Care
Special Sessions on Clinical Alarm Safety, Patient Safety and Hospital Risk, Pain Management
as a Safety Issue at the 15th NPSF Patient Safety Congress in New Orleans, May 8-10, 2013.
April 30, 2013, Boston, MA—The National Patient Safety Foundation has announced special breakfast sessions at the 15th annual NPSF Congress, May 8-10, in New Orleans, LA, that will focus on late-breaking developments in the field. Read More→