Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-14, 2020. This week is an annual event designed to encourage health care providers to educate and engage all employees and stakeholders on patient safety. Patient safety is paramount and relies on following and implementing best practices throughout the care continuum. Best practices include being transparent in recognizing errors, being bold about adopting and implementing resolution and prevention programs, and creating standardized incident reporting practices.
Join us during Patient Safety Awareness Week to learn how implementing lean best practices can dramatically improve patient safety. We welcome Dr. Andrea Halliday who will describe how PeaceHealth’s Safety STOP program has improved patient safety through lean fundamentals, empowering all caregivers and providers to “stop the line” during a serious safety event.
Together with PeaceHealth, we’ll share how to implement these best practices and other steps health care organizations can take to cultivate a culture that promotes patient safety. We’ll discuss how lean helps improve safety by reducing error, aligning around strategy, and empowering frontline teams to create, test, and implement solutions that drive an organization towards reducing the risk of harm and serious safety events.