Partnership for Patients Webinar Series

June 14, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently launched its Partnership for Patients initiative aimed at improving patient safety.  The purpose of the initiative is to engage stakeholders from the private and public sectors to reduce healthcare acquired conditions and hospital readmissions.  To facilitate learning among the healthcare industry, troche HHS has requested the National Priorities Partnership (NPP), convened by the National Quality Forum, to launch a webinar series called “Partnership for Patients — National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series.”

The goal is to help organizations nationwide start and sustain changes that will lead to reduced health care-caused harm and cost. These events are open to all stakeholders, including hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other clinicians, and patient advocates, who want to make strides in improving patient safety. Featured speakers include: Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Joseph McCannon, Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, CMS; John Toussaint, MD, President and CEO of ThedaCare; and, Gary Kaplan, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Details for the Partnership for Patients — National Priorities Partnership Patient Safety Webinar Series.

Webinar 1: Introduction to the Patient Safety Initiative and Standout Series

The first webinar will be held on June 20 at 1:00 p.m., EDT.  This session will give an overview of the initiative and provide the context for what is to be an eight-part series.

The remaining webinars will cover the following topics:

Webinar 2:  Care Transitions

Webinar 3:  Adverse Drug Events (ADE)

Webinar 4:  Infections in the Intensive Care Units

Webinar 5:  Surgical Site Infections

Webinar 6: Pressure Ulcers and Injuries from Falls

Webinar 7:  Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Webinar 8: Obstetrical Adverse Events

Click here to register for the webinars.

[box type=”alert” style=”rounded”]Note, according to the website page for webinar registration, the first webinar has already reached maximum capacity, and registration is closed. To make sure you are able to sit in on the remaining webinars, I would recommend you bookmark the registration link and check back often for information about dates and registration for the upcoming webinars. – Julie Reagan[/box]

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