2016 Patient Safety Movement Summit Shared Challenges and Solutions for Zero Preventable Deaths by 2020

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At the Patient Safety Movement earlier this year the audience of patient advocates, industry representatives, media, and healthcare professionals met near Laguna Beach to address the issue of preventable medical errors in healthcare. The organization was founded in 2012 by Joe Kiani and medical device manufacturer Masimo. Former President Bill Clinton provided the keynote address inspiring attendees to continue the mission of zero preventable deaths by 2020. As simulation’s end goal is the improvement of learning outcomes and patient safety outcomes, HealthySim will be sharing some of the moments captured during this event over the next month. HealthySim hopes this will highlight the opportunity for the growing global healthcare simulation community to better connect with the Patient Safety Movement to foster excellence and collaborative in healthcare training. Today in this first video a highlight of the 2016 Summit:

The Patient Safety Movement Mission

A disconnected understanding of the patient and appropriate care pathway has a devastating impact in both lives and costs. Saving lives and helping to prevent the more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths each year can largely be addressed by connecting the dots between current processes and procedures and proven solutions that are available today. By bringing the medical technologies and IT infrastructure together with relevant information, intelligent and predictive algorithms, and decision support that facilitate process of care improvements, physicians and patients could be informed of dangerous trends, lives could be saved, and costs could be dramatically reduced. Getting to ZERO will take all of us working together – clinicians, administrators, medical technology companies, payers, government, and patients.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was created to aggressively address this problem. The Foundation is breaking down the silos between hospitals, medical technology companies, doctors, engineers, and families of patients who have died needlessly. The mission of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is to do the following:


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  1. Unify the healthcare ecosystem
  2. Identify the challenges that are killing patients to create actionable solutions
  3. Ask hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions
  4. Promote transparency
  5. Ask med tech companies to share the data their devices generate in order to create a Patient Data Super Highway to help identify at-risk patients
  6. Correct misaligned incentives
  7. Promote love and patient dignity
  8. Empower providers, patients, and families through education of medical terminology and medical errors so they may better advocate for their loved ones.

And ultimately get to ZERO preventable deaths by 2020!

2016 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

The 4th Annual Summit brought together leaders from healthcare organizations, the healthcare industry, the patient advocacy community, and public policy makers to discuss solutions to the leading challenges causing preventable death in hospitals.

This year the event received commitments from organizations representing 1,631 hospitals that have collectively saved 24,643 lives. The group also announced the winners of our first ever Patient Safety Innovation Award competition as well as their annual Humanitarian Awards.

Learn more on the Patient Safety Movement Website today!


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