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 attendence that we can reach ZERO preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020).
Save the Date for the 2016 Mid Year 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 Insitute and will feature reports from our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) work groups as well as an opporttunity for participants to vote on new challenges to be featured at the 2017 Summit.
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.
Irvine, California – February 1, 2016 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation has announced its strong support of the Patient Safety Improvement Act of 2016 (S. 2467), recently introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). This bill would help our healthcare system better address healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) by improving data on the prevalence of HAIs reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and by establishing a grant program to support statewide collaboratives for the prevention and control of HAIs. This legislation Improves communication and transparency by requiring hospitals to report HAIs to healthcare providers involved ... Read More »
Irvine, California – February 1, 2016 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced the 2015 winners of the Humanitarian Awards at the 2016 Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on January 23, 2016 in Dana Point, California. A video of the award ceremony can be found on http://www.patientsafetymovement.org/summit. This year, the awards were presented to (alphabetical order): Senator Barbara Boxer Patient Safety Advocate, Alicia Cole President Barack Obama & Vice President Joe Biden Professor Kai Zacharowski “The Humanitarian Award honors those who have truly led and made significant progress in eliminating preventable patient deaths,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement ... Read More »
Irvine, California – January 26, 2016 the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced at the 4th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that more than 1,600 hospitals, medical technology companies and others who have made commitments to eliminate preventable patient deaths have saved over 24,6431 lives since the inaugural Summit in 2013. They also reported over 50 Medical technology companies that made a public pledge to share data. “There are 24,643 children, mothers, and fathers with us today because of the work of the people attending this Summit. But even if that number were one, I think we all agree that ... Read More »
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 »
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 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 »