The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The Deadline for Nominations is Near!

September 1, 2011

John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards

John M. Eisenberg

The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were initially established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Joint Commission.  The awards were created in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD who was the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a member of the founding board of Directors of NQF.

The Eisenberg Award recognizes major achievements of individuals and organizations in improving patient safety and health care quality, consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy – better care, healthy people and communities and affordable care. Better care in particular focuses on improving the overall quality by making health care patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.

Three categories of awards will be given in 2011:

  1. Individual Achievement
  2. National – System Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality
  3. Local – System Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality

Award nomination submissions are due to NQF on October 3, 2011. Award recipients will be notified no later than February 1, 2012.

The awards are presented to award recipients at the NQF’s annual conference.  Next year’s 2012 annual conference will be held in Washington, DC on April 3-5, 2012.

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