How to Transform Patient Safety Through Evidence-Based Practices

Patient safety has been top-of-mind for me for decades. When I learned of the startling statistics surrounding patient deaths in hospital settings, I knew a change in patient care was imperative.

Leveraging Communication Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

There is a disparate awareness about the prevalence of communication problems occurring during surgical operations among varying medical professionals.

Awareness, Involvement and Action: How Patients and Their Loved Ones Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a major public health concern in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70,630 people died from drug overdoses and 10.1 million people misused opioid prescriptions in 2019 alone.

PSMF CEO Michael Ramsay Weighs in on the OIG Report for Adverse Events in Hospitals

In the month of October 2018, 25% of Medicare patients experienced harm during their hospital stay – for 43% of these patients, the harm events were preventable.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation Admonishes the Criminalization of Medical Errors

First and foremost, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation would like to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends…

The War in Ukraine and its Impact on their Health Systems

These last weeks have reminded us of the fragility of peace and safety. It is not that we are unaware of the turbulent lives that many across our world experience in places like Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Syria.

In the Pandemic, Racism in Medicine Jeopardizes Patient Safety

In March of 2020, Chimére Smith, then a 37-year-old middle school teacher in Baltimore, went to see her doctor about a sore throat, dizziness, shortness of breath and gastrointestinal issues.

Healthcare Can Learn From The Nuclear Power Industry

The following provides the perspective of someone with more than five decades working with nuclear power, and is intended to…

Why Value Capture Chose to Invest in the Patient Safety Movement

People seek healthcare every day to better their conditions, but medical errors may result in unforeseen and even fatal outcomes….

Action on patient safety will help achieve the health care system we deserve

The United States spends more on health care than any country in the world, but it has made almost no…

June 1, 2023 - June 2, 2023

10th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

The 10-year anniversary marks professionals like you making a significant difference in eliminating preventable medical errors.