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April 2018

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Up Front

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Make the 'business case' for patient safety

Safety initiatives benefit from successful collaborations among financial, clinical and safety teams  spacer

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five questions

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Facilitating transformational change with Dr. Thomas Lee


"To make real gains in performance, organizations have to do more than focus on specific areas as if they were silos."

-Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey  
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Safety Snapshot

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How well do you know your barcodes?


Barcodes are deceptively simple and crucial to patient safety.
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One last thing

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National Academy of Medicine creates resource to combat burnout


50 organizations contribute to a unique set of resources to help improve the emotional health of all clinicians.  spacer

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Upcoming events

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Webinar - Super Bugs, Super Strategies: Where are we with CRE?

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
What: A free monthly webinar series called "Bug of the Month" features healthcare associated infection/antibiotic resistant pathogens of concern
Who: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Larry Madoff, MD; Tracy Stiles, MS, M(ASCP); Melissa Cumming, MS
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Patient Safety Forum – Accelerating Improvement

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8 AM to 2:30 PM
What: This year’s forum will focus on accelerating improvement in patient safety, including both organizational strategies that drive improvement broadly, as well as initiatives on specific processes and clinical goals.
Where: Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Framingham, MA
Who: Co-provided by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and Healthcentric Advisors
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Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

When: May 15, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
What: The third annual summit will review the Coalition's progress on goals, share the most recent research findings, and engage attendees in a dialogue about our shared plans and opportunities.
Where: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
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IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress

When: May 23 - 25 2018
What: Includes keynote presentations from patient safety leaders and numerous sessions on safety culture and more. This event is the only annual meeting in the US with a singular focus on safety.
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
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Patient Safety Beat is published monthly by the Betsy Lehman Center, a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to catalyze the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts.

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