The National Patient Safety Foundation will offer a complimentary webinar, “Patient Safety Resources and Publication Strategies: Uncovering and Contributing Important Knowledge in the Field,” at 1:00pm ET on June 22, 2010.
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced that Sibley Memorial Hospital has selected ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, as its electronic order set solution.
I look forward each spring to attending the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF) Patient Safety Congress for great education and networking opportunities. I especially look forward to the pre-conference programs NPSF offers, which this year (May 17–19) added a half-day on medical simulation to the customary full-day sessions on leadership and community engagement.
Building a Culture of Safety
In the 10-plus years since the inaugural publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) study on medical error, To Err Is Human, there has been surprisingly little progress in reducing the rate of medical error, despite the adoption of technologies specifically intended to combat medical errors. A growing number of people attribute this lack of progress to fundamental flaws in the American healthcare culture that prevent success.