A recent article from BMJ states medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer. The article follows the 1999 IOM report which made the first attempt to determine preventable harm in healthcare. The IOM report estimated a staggering 44,000 to 98,000 patient deaths each year due
“It has been a pleasure establishing and growing the Center over its first decade and I expect it will continue to grow and flourish under new leadership into the future.” Becky Miller The Center for Patient Safety (CPS) has seen tremendous growth under the leadership of Becky Miller over the last ten years. Under direction
The Center for Patient Safety is seeking nominations to fill a Board of Directors position opening in January 2016. The position is for a Public Member to join the eleven-member Board which includes nine Board Members representing the Center’s Founding Members and one other Public Member. Information about criteria for the nomination and form to
DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER We hope you enjoy the latest newsletter from the Center for Patient Safety PSO! Articles include: Aligning Culture with the Strategic Plan, A success story from SSM Health.1 CPS Culture Stats.2 Culture Measurement as Key Improvement Tool, A success story from Cox Health.3 LTC & EMS Updates.4-5 Pointers for Implementing Change.6 PSO Legal
The Center’s 9th Annual Conference on March 13, offers Continuing Education for physicians, risk managers and is pending for nursing and quality professionals.Â Conference information, registration and information about continuing education is available at http://www.centerforpatientsafety.org/2015conference.
We are excited about the Center for Patient Safetyâ€™s 10th year as a part of the solution to address the multitude of issues surrounding patient safety.Â Safety culture is the KEY!Â Medical error prevention and reduced patient harm occurs in organizations with a strong safety culture, supporting and encouraging the reporting of adverse events, near