UPDATE: The event is postponed until further notice.
Patient Safety Movement Foundation invites hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, government officials, patients, families and advocates to explore solutions for eliminating hospital error around the world.
Today as many as 4.8 million lives worldwide are unnecessarily lost each year due to preventable medical errors, and this number has been increasing for decades – despite the availability of processes to reduce, if not eliminate, these deaths.
“A big part of the problem is the difficulty organisations have with change,” says Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman of Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Changing from a culture of denial, blame and risk aversion to a just culture of safety that embraces transparency, open communication, trust and compassion can be difficult – but necessary if we’re to improve patient care. It has to start with a commitment from top-level management and the board.”
On 6–7 March 2020, Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) in partnership with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Anaesthesiology will convene the 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach (California, USA).
This signature event, held for the 8th time this year, brings hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, patients and patient advocates, policy makers and government officials together to discuss solutions to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals around the world.
Scheduled panel topics include:
- Educating the Youth
- Safety Policy & Incentives
- Electronic Health Records
- Health System CEOs.
Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & CEO, Masimo
Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FACHE FASA, President, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Peter Lachman, MD, MPH, MBBCH, FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI, Chief Executive Officer, The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)
Marc Gheeraert, CEO, European Society of Anaesthesiology
Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Incoming Chairman, Patient Safety Movement
Foundation; Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Jeremy Hunt, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, United Kingdom
Wilhelmina Jallah, MD, Minister of Health, Republic of Liberia
Kenneth Samet, CEO, MedStar Health
Jim Hinton, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health
“Preventable patient deaths due to medical error remains a significant challenge and we have a lot of work to do to get to our goal of zero deaths due to these errors,” said Dr David Mayer, PSMF CEO. “At our Summit, important information and experiences will be shared to help us develop solutions to these challenges to eliminate errors and save lives. If you’re ready to join this movement, register to attend.”
For the first time, this year’s Summit offers a Pre-Summit Symposium on 5 March 2020 where attendees will present how their hospitals have achieved improved patient safety outcomes through process improvement, or share the processes they have in place to get there.
At the Summit, PSMF will also recognise the most influential advocates in patient safety and present them with Humanitarian Awards. The awards honour individual leaders who have made significant contributions to eliminating preventable patient deaths over the last year.
- The Steve Moreau Humanitarian Award recognises individuals who actively work to improve patient safety within their health system through leadership.
- The Beau Biden Humanitarian Award recognises politicians, or those in the public sector, who dedicate their work to improving patient safety.
These awards are given in remembrance of Steve Moreau and Beau Biden to commemorate their dedication to public service and commitment to patient safety.
About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation
year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals. Worldwide,
4.8 million lives are similarly lost. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
(PSMF) is a global non-profit that offers free tools to help achieve ZERO
preventable deaths from hospital errors. The Patient Safety Movement
Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for
Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of
preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety requires a collaborative
effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical
technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. PSMF’s World
Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit brings together the world’s
best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the
status quo. Our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) provide evidence-based processes to help hospitals
eliminate errors. Our Open
Data Pledge encourages healthcare technology companies to share
the data for which their products are purchased. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.
Source: Patient Safety Movement Foundation