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NPSF Webcast | Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement
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Discussion of the recently issued NPSF report. Featuring Donald Berwick, Kaveh Shojania, and Tejal Gandhi.

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
2:00-3:00 PM ET
Where: Webcast
United States

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The speakers will be discussing the recently issued report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years After To Err Is Human, which can be viewed or downloaded here

This project was made possible in part through a generous grant from AIG (American International Group, Inc.) in support of the advancement of the patient safety mission. AIG had no influence whatsoever on report direction or its content.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm ET

2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern) 
1:00pm – 2:00pm (Central) 

 11:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific)



Purchase Price: Complimentary




Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
Panel Co-Chair
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Lecturer, Department of Health Care Policy,
Harvard Medical School


Kaveh G. Shojania, MD
Panel Co-Chair
Director, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety


Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation
President and CEO, NPSF Lucian Leape Institute



Fifteen years after the Institute of Medicine brought public attention to the issue of medical errors and adverse events, patient safety concerns remain a serious public health issue that must be tackled with a more pervasive response.
With a grant from AIG, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) convened an expert panel in February 2015 to assess the state of the patient safety field and set the stage for the next 15 years of work.
The resulting report calls for the establishment of a total systems approach and a culture of safety, and calls for action by government, regulators, health professionals, and others to place higher priority on patient safety science and implementation.
Free from Harm panel co-chairs, Drs. Donald Berwick and Kaveh Shojania, will discuss with Dr. Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of NPSF, the recently released expert panel report and its recommendations for making patient and workplace safety a top priority.


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  • 2:00-2:05 pm ET - Introduction (NPSF)
  • 2:05-2:45 pm ET - Presentation with PowerPoint (Featured Speakers)
  • 2:45-2:55 pm ET - Moderated Question and Answer Time (NPSF and Featured Speakers)
  • 2:55-3:00 pm ET - Closing Remarks (NPSF)


This program is approved for one (1) contact hour toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS (Certified Professional in Patient Safety) recertification

Additional continuing education credits are not available for this event.


It is important to test your computer in advance of the webcast to make sure that you meet the minimum technical requirements to attend this event. You will also want to test your computer’s ability to stream flash video, which can also help identify potential firewall issues that could impair your ability to view the webcast. Please see the links below for more information and be sure to allow sufficient time prior to the event to complete these tests.


Technical Requirements Test;F:APIUTILS!10 


Computer Tips 

Minimum technical requirements include:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Windows Media Player or RealPlayer
  • One of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer version 8.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox version 36 or higher, Google Chrome version 41 or higher, Apple Safari 5 or higher.


For questions regarding this event, please contact NPSF at 617-391-9900 or email


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