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AHA Focuses on Patient Safety This Week and All Year

March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. Of course, every day of every week, our teams working within hospitals dedicate time, skill and resources to provide safe, high-quality care to patients. During the week ahead, the AHA and its affiliates are highlighting webinars, podcasts, interviews and other resources focused on patient safety. On March 14, you can join the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the HRET HIIN for a 45-minute webinar, “Partnering for Progress in Quality and Safety.” The AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum will host two podcasts this week, and AONE is highlighting “Nurse Leader Reflections” every day on its website. At our nation’s hospitals and health systems, patient safety should be top of mind 24/7 and needs the involvement of everyone—patients, families, clinicians, hospital staff and senior executives. Visit AHA.org/PSAW for a complete list of resources and activities planned for Patient Safety Awareness Week.

 

QIN-QIOs work to improve patient safety

QIN-QIOs work to improve patient safety

In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, this issue of QIO News looks at how QIN-QIO’s are working to improve patient and medication safety, including antibiotic stewardship and reducing opioid abuse.

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Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Strategy

CMS releases the Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Strategy

The CMS Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Strategy outlines key tenets, foundational principles, and values of person and family engagement, while highlighting the importance of collaboration and partnerships to reach the specified goals.

  • Recordings of the grand plenary sessions are available here.
  • Presentations available on the conference website for download here

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NASEM issues report

Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

Twenty HRET HIIN hospitals submitted storyboards for the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference that highlighted a patient safety improvement project that contributed to a positive outcome

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