Patient Safety Beat’s very special guest this month, Dr. David Bates, invites us to look forward to a “Golden Era” for accelerating safety improvement. Dr. Bates served as advisor for November’s special edition of Health Affairs, devoted entirely to advancing knowledge about an array of patient safety topics we know will be of great interest to you. This end-of-year issue also features “top 5” picks from our own coverage of safety successes and challenges here in Massachusetts during 2018.
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“Health systems will also have to expand their patient safety capacity and infrastructure to deal with new issues, such as safety outside the hospital, and safety issues created by new technologies.”
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2019 Patient Safety Forum: Call for Presentations
When: Deadline for proposals is January 7, 2019. The conference will be held on April 3, 2019.
What: This is a call for proposals to present at an annual patient safety conference for Massachusetts health care providers highlighting initiatives that drive safety improvement Who: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors Click for more information and to submit a proposal
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.