Healthcare professionals are the frontline of patient safety. Your experience, insight into challenges, and commitment are absolutely essential to achieving the goal of ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.
In addition to collaborating with healthcare leaders like Intermountain Healthcare, Baylor Scott & White Health, and MedStar Health System, we are challenging healthcare technology companies to make their patient-safety data interoperable – so that at-risk patients will be identified before they are in serious danger.
To the Patient Safety Movement, ZERO is not just a number – it’s our mission. Healthcare professionals are going to be the change that gets us there, so we want to serve as your go-to professional resource for patient safety.
With the input of leading clinicians, technologists, and patient-safety specialists, the Movement has identified specific Challenges for causes of preventable patient death that can be addressed today. For each challenge, we’ve drafted specific addressable solutions that your institution can implement now. We call them Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) and invite you to review them, share them with your colleagues, and contribute to the development of additional APSS.
Every year brings new developments in patient safety. That’s why the Movement is pleased to offer CME credits for your staff that complete patient-safety training modules focusing on a range of patient-safety issues.
Our annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit has emerged as the preeminent patient safety conference in the country – where committed clinicians, leading healthcare technologists, passionate patient advocates, and innovative policymakers challenge the status quo, exchange ideas, refine patient safety protocols, and review new safety-oriented technologies.
We continue to gather and publish moving Patient Stories of preventable death. These stories put a human face on the mortality numbers and serve as powerful reminders for every stakeholder in patient safety of the importance of putting an end to these preventable tragedies.
Additional Resources available to you and your colleagues through the Movement include checklists for patient safety, a range of safety guidebooks for patients and their families, and easy access to new reports and books on improving patient safety.
Finally, we invite your institution to take a leadership role in the Patient Safety Movement: join more than 100 other healthcare professionals and healthcare technology companies including Intermountain Healthcare, Baylor Scott & White Health, MedStar Health, GE Medical, and Philips by making a professional (non-monetary) Commitment to help achieve our objective.