The Quality Colloquium. Provider Initiatives in Quality Enhancement and Medical Error Reduction Timothy T. Flaherty M.D., Chair, NPSF Board of Directors. National Patient Safety Foundation. www.npsf.org. Mission of the NPSF. To improve patient safety in the delivery of health care.
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Provider Initiatives in Quality Enhancement and Medical Error ReductionTimothy T. Flaherty M.D., Chair, NPSF Board of Directors
To improve patient safety in the delivery of health care
Launched in 2002 to serve as a rallying cry for patient safety nationwide.
Calling for continuous improvement in patient safety and reducing medical error in all healthcare settings.
Appealing to hospitals to support NPSF and the achievement of its mission to measurably improve patient safety.
Providing substantive resources to hospitals, healthcare professionals, and patients to improve patient safety and reduce the cost error.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Fairview Health Services,
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, NY
Trinity Health, Novi, MI
Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc., Mishawaka, IN
Exempla Healthcare, Denver, CO
Ascension Health, St. Louis, MO
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Mission St. Joseph’s Health System, Asheville, NC
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX
Martin Memorial Health Systems, Stuart, FL
Scott & White, Temple, TX
St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, TX
Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Cables, FL
Seattle, WA - March 24, 1998
St. Paul, MN - June 1, 1998
Milwaukee, WI - October 30, 1999
Madison, WI-November, 2000
Boston, MA - July 8, 1999
Los Angeles, CA - April 29, 1999
Los Angeles, CA - November, 2000
Baton Rouge, LA - November 18, 1998
Houston, TX - January 21, 1999
Stuart, FL -
October 19, 1998
Houston, TX - June 19, 2000
Patient Safety: Hindsight Bias
After the Accident
Modified from Richard I. Cook, MD (1997)
Patient Safety: Swiss Cheese Model
ÞPrinciple 1. Provide leadership
ÞPrinciple 2. Respect human limits in process design
ÞPrinciple 3. Effective team functioning
ÞPrinciple 4. Anticipate the unexpected
ÞPrinciple 5. Create a learning environment
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