Dates for Partnership for Patients Webinar Series Now Available

June 23, 2011

The dates for some of the webinars of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Partnership for Patients and National Priorities Partnership (NPP) Patient Safety Webinar Series have been announced.

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services launched the Partnership for Patients initiative to dramatically improve patient safety across the country. This initiative will engage stakeholders from the private and public sectors to reduce all cause harm and hospital readmissions.

To reach this goal, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requested the National Quality Forum to convene the National Priorities Partnership (NPP) to launch the Partnership for Patients – National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series. This series will bring together thought leaders in the field of patient safety and members of the NPP to discuss strategies for starting and sustaining meaningful execution of change in organizations across the country. Please join us for this informative webinar series.

The first webinar of the series has already taken place, however a recording is available on the National Quality Forum’s website.  That webinar provided an overview of the Partnership for Patients initiative and set the context for the follow-up webinars.  The following schedule for the remaining webinars has been provided:

July 6, 2011. Webinar 2: Care Transitions. Discussion of the goal of decreasing preventable complications, during a transition from one care setting to another, thereby reducing hospital readmissions by 20%.

July 19, 2011. Webinar 3: Adverse Drug Events (ADE). Features key thought leaders and experts in the pharmaceutical field. The role of adverse drug events in improving patient safety will be discussed. Best practices and success stories will be highlighted.

August 3, 2011. Webinar 4: Infections in the Intensive Care Units. Provides an overview of infections occurring in intensive care units. Practical tools that hospitals and clinicians can use to reduce infections will be discussed. Peter Pronovost from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will be the presenter for this webinar.

The dates for webinars 5 through 8 will be forthcoming.

To register for any of the webinars, click here.

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