MOCPS Hosts Table at Health Literacy Missouri – Sorrel King reinforces our mission

The MOCPS was pleased to host a table at the October 5th Health Literacy Missouri awards luncheon.   Keynote, Sorrel King, is always a pleasure to hear, although the story of her 18 month old daughter, Josie’s, death from failures in the health care system is heart wrenching.   (more…)

MOCPS Speakers Bureau Unveiled!

Announcing the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s Health Care Speakers Bureau!

The MOCPS Patient Safety Speakers Bureau was formed as a resource for patient safety related conferences, seminars or meetings sponsored or hosted by your agency, association or organization.   Our veteran speakers offer their expertise on Patient Safety, Just Culture, Transparency, Disclosure, Healthcare Acquired Infections, Reimbursement, Health Care Reform and more.

CDC Declares Healthcare Acquired Infections a “Winnable Battle”

At any given time, about 1 in every 20 patients has an infection related to their hospital care. HAIs not only affect patient lives, but also add to our growing healthcare costs.     CDC has identified eliminating HAIs as a winnable battle. With additional effort and support for evidence-based, cost-effective strategies that we can implement now, we can have a significant impact on our nation’s health.

This healthcare-associated infection briefing folder provides a snapshot of the context and background for this priority area, as well as descriptions of some of the systems, policy and programmatic interventions pursued by CDC and our public health partners at the federal, state and local levels. This information will be updated periodically as new data or relevant information becomes available.

MOCPS Participating in Missouri EMS Conference and Expo!

The EMS PSO Project continues to expand! MOCPS is co-presenting a session at the Missouri EMS Conference and Expo on July 28th in Branson, Missouri, with Jason White of the Missouri Ambulance Association.   This presentation will focus on the history of the Missouri EMS PSO Project, where we are today, and where we hope to see it five years from now!

AHRQ PSO Annual Meeting in Rockville, Maryland, May 9-10

Diane Cousins & Michele Hilburn

Along with representatives from 46 other PSOs, Becky Miller, MOCPS Executive Director, and Michele Hilburn, with Jefferson Regional Medical Center, attended the AHRQ PSO Annual Meeting in Rockville, Maryland,   May 9-10.   Michele provided a stellar presentation at a break out session at the request of AHRQ.   She shared how Jefferson Regional has established its Patient Safety Evaluation System so that it may benefit from working with a PSO while meeting its own needs — an area that has proven challenging for providers and PSOs.

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MOCPS Presenting EMS Project to the East Central Region EMS State Advisory Council!

As recruitment for EMS PSO participants continues to get in to high gear, MOCPS will present information on the EMS PSO project at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, April 29th.   These meetings are attended by many of the St. Louis area EMS agency representatives to discuss EMS coordination and management issues in the region.   We hope to obtain additional support from East Central Region agencies and distribute EMS PSO contract packets!

MOCPS Participating in the Regional Symposium on Accountable Care Organizations

The Center will be attending the Regional Symposium on Accountable Care Organizations, Thursday, April 28th at the Tiffany Greens Golf Clubhouse in Kansas City.

The symposium is important because of the great presenters who will be sharing valuable updates, strategies and more.

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Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

As a federally designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO), MOCPS is part of a national program which will have reduced preventable adverse events by 3% within the first five years of operations of PSOs, according to estimates from the federal Department of Health and Human Services, saving $435 million in national health care costs.

Safe Health Care – What Missouri Providers are Doing for You

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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