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Our 12 Favorite Moments: 2016 at the National Patient Safety Foundation

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2016


We had a lot on our to-do list this year. As you know from your own work, there’s no downtime when it comes to patient safety. There’s much more that can be done, but we’re excited to share a few moments from 2016 that we’re especially proud of.  


As we move into 2017 and take a look at just a few (out of many) memorable NPSF patient safety achievements this year, we hope it will inspire and give you some ideas to keep moving forward in making health care safer for everyone.


In case you missed it, here are the highlights:



As a follow-up to the Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human report, NPSF hosted a well-attended webinar with Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, Kaveh G. Shojania, MD, and Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS to discuss the eight recommendations from the report. Interested? Listen to the replay.



NPSF began offering several complimentary Ask Me 3 resources in an effort to help in the promotion of health communication and to encourage patients to ask questions. Take a look at the materials.



We kicked off the United for Patient Safety Campaign and celebrated Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to spark dialogue and promote action to improve the safety of the health care system for patients and the workforce. In conjunction with this week, we held a webcast entitled Safety Is a Public Health Issue with top leaders from the CDC, CMS, and AHRQ. Listen here.




NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi was named to the Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. Here's the list.



NPSF hosted the 18th Annual Patient Safety Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona. During the week, the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute released Transforming Health Care, a compendium of its reports to guide future advances in patient safety.



NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi and COO and Senior Vice President Patricia McGaffigan collaborated on a piece published in STAT on how long shifts affect both patients and residents. In addition, we introduced the ASPPS Member Spotlight monthly series. Each month we interview one ASPPS member about their thoughts on patient safety to share with you all. If you missed any, find the series here.  



NPSF released the revised online review course designed to help participants prepare for the exam to earn the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential. 



The second edition of the NPSF Online Patient Safety Curriculum was released, which provides a history of the patient safety field, presents current best practices, and outlines strategies for overcoming barriers to safe care. We also rolled out our first annual Member Appreciation Month with promotions for American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety (ASPPS) members. Last but not least, NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi, Bob Wachter, MD, NPSF Lucian Leape Institute member, and Gary Kaplan, MD, FACMPE, Chair, NPSF Board of Directors made the list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine.



We hosted the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner in Boston with keynote speakers Charles Vincent, M Phil, PhD and Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. If you missed it, here’s a recap.



Based on the NPSF report RCA2: Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm, NPSF offered four complimentary webcasts through the lens of five organizations at various places on their root cause analysis improvement journeys.



A perspective piece by NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on lessons learned from recent events at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Also, in the spirit of giving thanks, we recognized your efforts with this video (at right).



By the end of 2016, we reached nearly 1,500 health professionals who now hold the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential. Will you join them in the new year?


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