The Patient Safety Movement is connecting People, Ideas and Technology to confront the large scale problem of over 200,000 preventable patient deaths in US hospitals each year by providing actionable ideas and innovations that can transform the process of care, dramatically improve patient safety and help eliminate patient preventable deaths. We are doing this one solution, one commitment, one hospital, one act of kindness and love, and one patient at a time. The movement is breaking down silos between hospitals, medical technology companies, patient advocates, patients, the government and all the stakeholders affected in healthcare—all of us. Together we are pushing toward ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to solving health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are partnering to host a summit to help eliminate the many preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals by 2020. Read More »
Patient Safety Movement Foundation today announced their Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to reduce preventable patient deaths in U.S. hospitals to zero by 2020. The announcement was made as part of the Foundation’s participation in the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. Read More »
Patient Safety Movement Foundation founder Joe Kiani appeared today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee and laid out five steps to help eradicate preventable patient deaths. Read More »
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, up to 400,000 deaths in U.S hospitals each year are preventable. We will hear stories of those who unexpectedly lost loved ones and find out what can be done to put an end to this health care issue.
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 »