Tuesday, March 15, 2016

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Free Webcast March 17th

Holly Harmon, RN, MBA, LNHA

In conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) offers this complimentary webcast: Patient Safety as a Public Health Issue on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00  PM- 2 PM Eastern Time.

DESCRIPTION
Patient safety is a serious public health issue. Like obesity, motor vehicle crashes, and breast cancer, harms caused during care have significant mortality, morbidity, and quality-of-life implications, and adversely affect patients in every care setting. On this webcast, leaders from key governmental agencies – AHRQ, CMS, CDC – will discuss patient safety and what is being done to advance it on a national level.

AGENDA
1:00-1:05 pm ET - Introduction (NPSF)
1:05-1:45 pm ET - Presentation with PowerPoint (Featured Speakers)
1:45-1:55 pm ET - Moderated Question and Answer Time (NPSF and Featured Speakers)
1:55-2:00 pm ET - Closing Remarks (NPSF)


FEATURED SPEAKERS
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS
President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation
President and CEO, NPSF Lucian Leape Institute

Jeff Brady, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Patrick Conway, MD
Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality
Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS)
Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Registration site:Patient Safety as a Public Health Issue Registration. For questions regarding this event, please contact NPSF at 617-391-9900 or email info@npsf.org.

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