Registration is now open for the 2016 Midyear Planning Meeting Friday June 10th at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA

This year’s meeting will be co-convened by the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute and will feature reports from our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) workgroups as well as an opportunity for participants to vote on new challenges to be featured at the 2017 Summit. Registration is free but seats are limited so register today!

Thank you for making the 2016 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit a huge success!

A very special thank you to all of the people that attended this year’s summit and for making it such an impactful event. It is only through the continued commitment of the many healthcare professionals, technology companies, patient advocates, and public policymakers in attendance that we can reach ZERO preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020).


The Goal: Zero Preventable Patients Deaths by 2020

At the Patient Safety Movement, we believe that zero preventable deaths by 2020 is not just a worthy goal. With the right people, ideas, and technology, it’s an attainable goal. Many of the pieces of this puzzle already exist. To a large extent, solving the problem is a matter of connecting the dots of patient safety.

The Patient Safety Movement is working to connect these dots in a number of ways: by collaborating and breaking down information silos that exist between hospitals, medical technology companies, the government, and other stakeholders; by promoting the sharing of data that can identify at-risk patients before they’re in danger; and by providing specific, actionable solutions that healthcare professionals can implement today we can reach our goal together.

We are the Patient Safety Movement. Join us today so that patients can live tomorrow.



Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Midyear Planning Meeting

June 10, 2016



Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting Co-convened with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

March 23, 2016

Keynote Address by Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner for US Food and Drug Administration Irvine, California – March 23, 2016 The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute for their full-day Midyear Planning Meeting at Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia. To register, please visit the Patient Safety Movement Foundation website. The keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Dr. Robert M. Califf, the Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The morning session will begin with a number of lectures and discussions on timely patient safety topics led by experts in ... Read More »

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Announces the 2016 Patient Safety Innovation Awards

March 22, 2016

Irvine, California – March 22, 2016 The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announces that the competition for the 2016 Patient Safety Innovation Awards will open on April 1st, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT. The PSMF is calling on patient safety entrepreneurs and innovators to bring forward their novel products and processes that will help reach the Movement’s goal of ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2020. Applications will be accepted online between April 1, 2016 and October 1, 2016. For more information and to apply please visit This is the second year of this competition and the goal is to receive a ... Read More »

The Patient Safety Movement Announced 49 Medical Technology Companies Have Signed the Pledge to Share Data

March 7, 2016

Irvine, California – March 7, 2016 The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that 49 healthcare technology companies have signed the Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge, a public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. The pledge is designed to foster a marketplace of data analytics to encourage entrepreneurs to develop novel uses of health data that will improve patient safety and reduce preventable deaths. If enough medical technology companies share the data their products are purchased for, it allows engineers and researchers to develop predictive algorithms that notify clinicians and patients of dangerous trends. The pledge does not ... Read More »

When Enough is Enough

December 4, 2013

The number of people who die from a preventable patient death is equal to a jumbo jet crashing every day of the year with no survivors. Statistics sound so scientific, but there is a story behind each life lost. There is a parent who will never see their child again. A child who never had a chance to know their mom or dad. A spouse who doesn't know how they will go on without the love of their life. I'm not sure how or if the family of those lost can ever make peace with the fact that the death of their loved one was preventable. Read More »

The Tragic Death of Lynne Spalding

November 15, 2013

As if the family and friends of Lynne Spalding had not suffered enough heartbreak. First they were confronted with news in early October that Ms. Spalding was found dead in a stairwell of a well-known San Francisco hospital, 2 weeks after she went missing from her room. Then came a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, which said a hospital worker had seen and stepped over a body in the same stairwell location the week before Ms. Spalding’s corpse was found. More than 200,000 patients die preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals every year. Read More »

A Bigger Dream

November 12, 2013

A common thread that bonds many of us is the need to make a difference in the world. We want to leave the planet a little better than we found it. The challenge to some is to find that calling. I guess you could say that I was fortunate to find my calling earlier rather than later. I have to say that it was a much bigger dream than anything I could have come up with on my own. My mother was a dedicated nurse and she instilled in me at a very young age the importance of patient safety. Read More »