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January 2017

NPSF News

President's Corner

In her New Year message, NPSF President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi calls for us to keep up the momentum in patient safety.

Read her column.

 
     Tejal K. Gandhi


 

 
   

Visit the New NPSF Career Center
Looking for a job or the right job candidate? We’ve got you covered, no matter what your patient safety goals are this year. The NPSF Career Center connects job seekers and employers who share an interest in patient and workforce safety. Find out how the Career Center can benefit you.


Register Now and Save $200
19th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 17-19, 2017

This is the one and only globally relevant conference with a sole focus on patient safety.
Register online now and receive the Early Bird discount.

This year in Orlando, Florida, we'll have inspiring keynote sessions, hands-on educational breakout sessions, the interactive Learning & Simulation Center, and more. Visit the Congress website to learn more about this inspiring event.

   
   

Get Involved
Patient Safety Awareness Week Is Coming

We encourage you to get involved now in Patient Safety Awareness Week. Visit our interactive website where organizations and individuals can share their plans for the week, take part in important dialogue about safety issues, take a pledge to stand united on patient safety, honor a loved one, and more.

NPSF salutes Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for their generous support of the 2017 Patient Safety Awareness Week activities.


Patient Safety Leaders Join NPSF Governing Boards
NPSF is pleased to welcome several new members to the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors who will join the existing patient safety leaders. Read more.

From the P.S. Blog —

When Specialist "Hop Scotch" Can Lead to Mishaps
In this guest post, Michael Kelleher, MD, says that “specialists usually have no idea who else is treating you unless you tell them.” Read his true story with advice on how to communicate with multiple health care providers.

Visit the blog home page for more.


Our Members in the News

ASPPS member Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS, director of population health and health policy at the Muskie School of Public Service has been featured in an AHRQ impact case study. The study details Tupper’s use of patient safety and quality materials from AHRQ in her public health courses. Read it here.

 

   
  Jason Adelman

Meet Jason Adelman, MD, MS, the ASPPS member featured this month in our latest Member Spotlight series blog post.

 

Go here to find more ASPPS member news.


Certification News
Certification Board Announces Certifications Awarded
NPSF congratulates all who achieved the CPPS credential during the month of December 2016. Find out who they are.

 NPSF In the News

 

Five Steps to Better Patient Safety Training
Dr. Tejal Gandhi was quoted in a recent article in AMA Wire on changes that need to be made in order to successfully teach residents about patient safety. Read it here.

Profile of Dr. Lucian Leape
Dr. Lucian Leape, who has been at the center of the patient safety movement for more than 25 years, has been profiled by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Take a moment to read more about Dr. Leape’s work.

Making the Most of Health IT
An article in Nursing Management on health IT highlights the NPSF report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human. Read more.

Upcoming Events

 

SSH Research Summit and International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
This is the world's largest conference dedicated to health care simulation learning and will be held January 27–February 1, 2017, in Orlando. NPSF senior director of programs Allison Perry, MA, and NPSF Board of Advisors member Jeff Cooper, PhD, are among the presenters in a session on Sunday, January 29. See the full schedule.

HIMSS17 Annual Conference & Exhibition
February 19–23, 2017, in Orlando, brings together health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.


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To view NPSF events, visit our online event calendar.

Patient Safety News & Resources

 

ABMS Visiting Scholars Program
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars program has started the application process for the 2017-2018 class. This is a one-year, part-time program that facilitates professional development and scholarship. Early career physicians, junior faculty, fellows, residents, and individuals holding advanced degrees in public health, health services research, and other relevant disciplines are invited to apply. Find out more.

New Teach-Back Strategy
Research indicates that clinicians underestimate their patients’ needs for information and overestimate their ability to communicate effectively with patients. Teach-back is a low-cost, low-technology, and evidence-based health literacy intervention. Learn more by reviewing AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families.

World Health Organization Technical Series on Safer Primary Care
WHO recently published nine monographs covering topics such as patient engagement, diagnostic error, and human factors. Read more.

How a Medical Student Developed Empathy
A story in the Philadelphia Inquirer describes one medical student’s early experience with medical error and how it came full circle as he began medical school.

Patient Power Through Records
This story in the Boston Globe reviews the long history and work involved in allowing patients easy access to their medical records. Read more about patient records.

An Obamacare Success: Financial Penalties Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates
This piece in STAT discusses how the Affordable Care Act has helped reduce hospital readmissions.

Hospitalized Seniors Say No One Coordinates Their Care
MedPage Today highlights the results of a recent Harris Poll survey on gaps in care coordination for seniors.

Value-Based Payment Will Continue, But Who Will Lead the Way
This discussion in Modern Healthcare presents opinions from health care leaders about what will happen to value-based payment initiatives in 2017.

Consumer Focus —
What You Need to Know Before and After Surgery
WHO, the World Health Organization, provides an informational resource on what you need to know before and after surgery.

Thinking about membership?
NPSF offers membership programs — for individuals and organizations — that provide valuable benefits to help you stay on top of developments in patient safety, achieve your professional goals, and help grow or sustain your organization’s patient safety program. Learn how membership can help you.

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