Founded in 2012, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit organization with a bold goal of ZERO preventable deaths in-hospitals across the globe. Learn more about our history.

 

MISSION

Our ultimate goal is to get to ZERO preventable deaths! 

  1. Unify the healthcare ecosystem (hospitals, healthcare technology companies, government agencies, policy makers, patient advocates, clinicians, engineers, payers, etc.)
  2. Identify the challenges that are killing patients and create actionable solutions (Actionable Patient Safety Solutions) to mitigate them.
  3. Ask hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)
  4. Ask healthcare technology companies to share the data their devices are purchased for in other to create a Patient Data Super Highway to help identify at-risk patients
  5. Promote transparency and aligned incentives
  6. Promote patient dignity & love
  7. Educate providers, health professionals in training, patients, and families about patient safety

 

PRODUCTS

  1. Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is not just about information, it is about action! The PSMF has identified 18 challenges that are killing patients and developed 34 solutions, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) to overcome some of the leading patient safety challenges facing hospitals today.

 

Each APSS is developed by a multidisciplinary workgroup comprised of patient safety experts, healthcare technology professionals, hospital headers, and patient advocates. The Foundation is proud to connect as many stakeholders as possible to focus on how these APSS challenges can be addressed. View all 18 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions.

 

  1. Films

Each year the Patient Safety Movement Foundation travels around the world collecting patient stories, provider stories on both good catches and tragedies to learn from.

Patient Stories

Provider Success Stories

  

RESOURCES

 

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation continues to grow our resources and are open to accepting any additional information or patient safety update materials that could be helpful to the community. Below are a list of patient safety reference items and documents we hope you will be helpful.

 

Resources for Patients & Families

Resources for Partners

Resources for Policy Makers

 

Mobile Applications

 

PatientAideris the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 1stmobile application. Available on Android Google Play and the Apple App Store, PatientAider can be a valuable source of medical information for you or your loved one’s hospital stay. If you or someone you love is in the hospital or heading to the hospital soon, download PatientAider today!

 

*PatientAider was kindly donated to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation by Mari and Charlie Miceli.

 

To Download App: https://patientsafetymovement.org/patientaider/

Web view: Patientaider.org

 

Patient Safety Solutions is the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s APSS App! This application makes it easy to view our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions directly from your smartphone. Download today to read our APSS on the go!

 

https://patientsafetymovement.org/patient-safety-solutions-app/

 

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Events

News

Executive Health Management

Mindray signs PSM’s Open Data Pledge & becomes 90th company to join to improve patient safety

2019 07 Jun

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today that the global medical device developer and manufacturer Mindray has become the 90th company to sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to improving patient safety through data sharing. “We are excited to have Mindray join the Patient Safety Movement,” said... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals in Taiwan make a commitment to eliminate preventable patient harm & death in hospitals

2019 29 Apr

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) and the Taiwan Patient Safety Culture Club (TPSCC) announced today that 4 hospitals and 1 healthcare organization made a public commitment to helping eliminate preventable patient harm and death in hospitals by implementing the PSMF’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The commitments were made... Read more

Executive Health Management

Achieving zero avoidable patient deaths by 2020

2019 22 Feb

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual congress   The 2019 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in January presented best practices for preventing avoidable patient deaths and a guide to how hospitals can achieve this by 2020.   I have just returned from the 7th Annual World Patient Safety,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Patient Safety Movement Announces 273,077 Lives Saved

2019 19 Jan

New Actionable Patient Safety Solution #17: Patient Safety Curriculum for Schools The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today at the 7th Annual Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit that 90,146 lives were saved in 2018, thanks to the efforts of more than 4,710 hospitals committing to patient safety, and 89 healthcare... Read more

ICU Management

Dr. Arthur Kanowitz Appointed Chairman of Patient Safety Movement Foundation

2018 25 Jul

Arthur Kanowitz, MD appointed Chairman of the Airway Safety Taskforce for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF). PSMF is a global non-profit working with leading medical experts around the world to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals. In this role, Dr. Kanowitz will lead the Airway Safety Taskforce’s efforts to increase awareness... Read more

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White Papers - Case Studies

Executive Health Management

Spotlight on: Hospital Español de México: The importance of a culture of safety

2019 30 Apr

Mexico City’s historic Hospital Español is the first International hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s prestigious five-star ranking. Their entry into the PSMF’s five-star Hospital Program was officially announced at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in January 2019. Founded in 1842, Hospital... Read more

ICU Management

UCI Health: Spotlight on Central-line associated bloodstream infections

2019 30 Mar

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) result from contamination of a central line, a catheter (tube) that is inserted in a large vein in the neck, chest, or groin, used to measure pressures, and to give medication or fluids. CLABSI can occur due to breaks in infection control care practices during insertion of the central line or... Read more

ICU Management

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Spotlight on Sepsis

2018 30 Dec

In 2015, UPMC a global multi-hospital system that has over 40 hospitals and 85,000 employees, began a new sepsis initiative to increase the speed of identification and treatment of sepsis patients. According to the CDC, sepsis is a major cause of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. It’s estimated one in three patients who die in hospitals... Read more

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Articles

Executive Health Management

Achieving zero avoidable patient deaths by 2020

2019 22 Feb

The Patient Safety Foundation rounds up best practices at its annual congress   The 2019 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held in January presented best practices for preventing avoidable patient deaths and a guide to how hospitals can achieve this by 2020.   I have just returned from the 7th Annual World Patient Safety,... Read more