Letter from the Chairman, August 2017

Dear Readers,

Last month, we witnessed the hard work, passion and dedication exuded by those who attended the 5th annual Midyear Planning Meeting at the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. In retrospect, the energy thought leaders and experts from around the world brought to this meeting was an indication that our vision of eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals across the world is possible. Still, this meeting was a firm reminder of the need to collectively work together in order to achieve our goal by 2020.

Our August Newsletter sheds light on a core area and ongoing challenge we need to rework and refine; engaging patients and family in decisions that relate directly to their care. Read our Spotlight interview on PatientAider, an app that prepares, educates and allows patients and their family members to actively participate in decisions that relate to their care; letting patients help their care providers perform their amazing healing and help them get home safety.

Enjoy your summer and our August Newsletter!

Best regards,

Joe Kiani
Founder and Chairman
Patient Safety Movement Foundation