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Patient Safety Movement Foundation Outlines 2024 Action Plan for Creating a Safer Healthcare System

The Foundation Launches the Global Patient Safety Leadership Association




IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s annual Mid-Year Event on January 26, patient safety experts from around the world participated in the creation of an action plan to eliminate preventable patient and healthcare worker harm. The Patient Safety Leadership Association was inaugurated by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to respond to the need for a targeted forum for chief quality and patient safety officers and patient safety activists. The forum is a global executive network designed to champion the critical work of chief quality and patient safety officers within the healthcare system, supporting their efforts to implement evidence-based solutions and new technologies proven to save patient lives.

The Patient Safety Leadership Association is expected to play a key role in furthering the action plan set forth at the Mid-Year Event. The plan’s action items include:

  • Seeking unwavering commitment from hospital governance boards and senior executives to champion a culture of patient safety within their institutions, while implementing a rigorous review process.
  • Actively involving patients and their families in crucial healthcare decisions in a manner that recognizes their invaluable perspectives and the critical roles they have to play in their own care.
  • Urging hospital leadership to foster a climate that prioritizes the well-being of healthcare employees and ensures a workplace that empowers, supports, and nurtures their resilience in the face of challenges.
  • Embracing the transformative potential of artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy and healthcare decision-making in response to recent data showing that misdiagnosis is a major contributor to medical errors.
  • Elevating the standard of safety for treating sick children, particularly during hospitalization, while increasing parent engagement.

The Patient Safety Leadership Association’s formation as a much-needed resource for advancing patient safety globally was strongly endorsed at the Mid-Year Event. The initiative empowers its members to discuss sensitive adverse events and to seek advice from world-renowned patient safety leaders, clinicians, and researchers. The knowledge thus gained can in turn be shared to the entire medical community via workshops, webinars, and symposia to develop transformative healthcare solutions.

“We now have the tools and know-how to make healthcare safe and, more importantly, the will to achieve it!” stated Dr. Michael Ramsay, Chief Executive Officer for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

More information about the Patient Safety Leadership Association is available on the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s website at: https://psmf.org/patient-safety-leadership-association/.

ABOUT THE PATIENT SAFETY MOVEMENT FOUNDATION

In 2012, Joe Kiani founded the non-profit Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) to eliminate preventable medical errors in hospitals. His team worked with patient safety experts from around the world to create Actionable Evidence-Based Practices (AEBP) that address the top challenges. The AEBP are available without charge to hospitals online. Hospitals are encouraged to make a formal commitment to ZERO preventable deaths, and healthcare technology companies are asked to sign the Open Data Pledge to share their data so that predictive algorithms that can identify errors before they become fatal can be developed. The Foundation’s annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit brings together all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government employers, and private payers. The PSMF was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare. For more information, please visit psmf.org.

Contacts

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Irene Mulonni, irene@mulonni.com | (858) 859-7001

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