The subject of patient death by medical errors has gained global awareness as leading medical establishments, and industry media have brought to light disturbing figures on preventable patient mortalities. Through this partnership, PSMF and HealthManagement.org will publish stories on the latest research, programmes and evidence-based solutions for tackling the 30 leading causes of preventable death and medical error in the world.
According to the researchers, medical errors account for the 14th leading cause of death globally. In the United States, medical errors cause 200,000 preventable deaths every year – making it the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. With the mission of ZERO preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020), PSMF is committed to unifying the healthcare ecosystem and further implementing evidence-based best practices to save thousands of lives and reduce healthcare costs.
“We can no longer hope for ZERO preventable patient deaths; we must plan for ZERO,” explains Joe Kiani, Founder, and Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (pictured). “We are thrilled to partner with HealthManagement.org to publish the latest information on news, technology and evidence-based best practices surrounding the leading causes of preventable patient harm. Medical errors are preventable. By learning about best practices and leadership implemented by hospitals, we can enable healthcare personnel to improve patient safety around the world. Together we can make a difference.”
Commenting on the partnership, Christian Marolt, Executive Director of HeathManagement.org said:
“For more than 20 years, we have been striving to break down the type of siloisation in healthcare that ultimately contributes to inefficiencies and medical errors. Through our collaboration with PSMF, we will continue to fight to connect all factions in healthcare and to support the aim to achieve zero preventable patient deaths by 2020. We will use all our digital and print channels to reach our audience of healthcare management and industry leaders and our presence at medical events across the globe to spread the message about the PSMF campaign. Preventable patient deaths are unacceptable, and the healthcare sector cannot waste any more time addressing this issue.”
About Patient Safety Movement FoundationFounded in 2012 by Joe Kiani, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is the only non-profit that has publicly committed to eliminating preventable patient deaths in hospitals by the year 2020. At the same time, they are setting up Regional Networks to duplicate efforts abroad. Medical errors are one of the leading causes of harm and death across the globe. The Foundation has worked with the world’s leading clinicians, hospital CEOs, healthcare technology CEOs, patient advocates and government leaders to create 30 evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) under 16 umbrella topics. These APSS are made available to every hospital and clinician free of charge. For patients, a free mobile application, PatientAider, empowers their loved ones to better navigate their hospitalisation. The Foundation also convenes the annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. Speakers and panellists include clinicians, researchers, patients, world leaders, senators, ministers of health and innovators from around the world.
Image credit: Courtesy of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation