2013 Congress: Patient Safety Solution Evolution
The 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress was held May 8-10, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. The year’s theme, Patient Safety Solution Evolution, was designed to highlight the remarkable growth of the patient safety field and the dynamic nature of the work being done today.
The Pre-Congress day included four full- or half-day programs:
- Leadership’s Role in Making Meaningful Use–MEANINGFUL! Ensuring Safer and More Efficient Care through Meaningful Deployment of HIT
- Patiently Waiting for Engagement? The Rules of Patient Engagement in a Changing Landscape
- Patient Safety Basics: Culture and Measurement
- Advancing the Patient Safety Mission through the Use of Simulation
The Congress featured four keynote sessions:
- Bedside Manners. Suzanne Gordon led this unique, interactive program, designed to illustrate the importance and experience of team intelligence.
- Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care – The Evolving Agenda of the Lucian Leape Institute
- Experience Matters: Executing on Quality and Safety through the Eyes of the Patient. Bridget Duffy, MD, who created one of the nation’s first hospitalist programs and served as the chief experience officer (CXO) of Cleveland Clinic, the first senior position of its kind in a health care system.
- Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average. Joe Hallinan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the book Why We Make Mistakes.
Twenty-five breakout sessions were held in six tracks:
- Health Information Technology: Building Solutions for Patient Safety
- Risk Prevention: A Patient Safety Imperative
- Employee Engagement: Bringing the Joy and Meaning Back to Work
- Transformational Models for Safe Health Care Delivery
- Patient and Family Engagement: The Essence of Patient Safety
NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award
The Stand Up for Patient Safety Management Award is granted to a member hospital of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Stand Up for Patient Safety program in recognition of the successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. The initiative will have demonstrated evidence of patient safety improvement, with involvement of staff at all levels of the organization. The recipient hospital shall be able to demonstrate measurable, positive changes in care delivered at their facility as a result of this initiative.
Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Management Award: JPS Health Network
Fire Prevention in the Operating Room: Performing a Risk Assessment of Our Patients
Ambulatory Stand Up for Patient Safety Program Management Award: 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB
Standardizing Pediatric Visits through the Implementation of an Optimum Pediatric Checklist
The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award
The Doctors Company Foundation, in partnership with the Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation, presents The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award to recognize young physicians for their deep personal insight into the significance of patient safety work.
The winners are chosen from a field of third- and fourth-year medical students and first-year residents who were in hospital settings as of June 2012 or later. Candidates meeting that criteria were eligible to submit essays explaining their most instructional patient safety event, one that resulted in a personal transformation. The 2013 award winners are listed below.
- Lauren Boreta, BA, MD candidate, University of California San Francisco
- Consuelo V. David, MD, MSc, University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Rajshri Mainthia, BS, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Stephanie Ng, BA, Baylor College of Medicine
- Stephen Nelson, BS, University of Connecticut
- Neetika Srivastava, BS, Boston University School of Medicine
Read more about the awards conferred at the 2013 NPSF Congress.
BOARD & FACULTY RECEPTION AND SILVER SUPPORTER
3M Health Care
LEADERSHIP DAY EDUCATIONAL GRANT AND DINNER CO-HOST
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
American International Group Inc. (AIG)
LUCIAN LEAPE INSTITUTE KEYNOTE
The Doctors Company Foundation
LEARNING & SIMULATION CENTER
LEADERSHIP DINNER CO-HOST AND FRIEND SUPPORTER
RESEARCH & SOLUTIONS POSTER SESSION SUPPORTER
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)
Michigan Hospital Association (MHA)
American Hospital Association
UIC School of Continuing Studies
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
Abbott Diabetes Care
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO)
C.A.R.E.S. Alliance, sponsored by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Clarity Group Inc.
Datix (USA) Inc.
DNV Healthcare Inc.
Education Management Solutions Inc.
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Limbs & Things
Med Sled Evacuation/ARC Products LLC
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
National Patient Safety Foundation
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
PharMEDium Services LLC
Sage Products Inc.
Salus Global Corporation
Skylight Healthcare Systems
Studiocode Business Group
The Doctors Company
The Joint Commission
Touchpoint Solutions (Vree Health)
UHC Patient Safety
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy
Ventana Medical Systems Inc. (VMSI)
Virginia Mason Institute