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June 2019

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Up Front

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How Massachusetts can lead the way on patient safety

Betsy Lehman Center convenes multi-stakeholder consortium committed to accelerating quality and safety improvement.  spacer

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FIVE QUESTIONS

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...with AHRQ's Jeff Brady about the National Patient Safety Steering Committee

“We know that health care is not as safe as it can be. We know that we can do better together.” – Rear Admiral Jeffrey Brady, M.D., M.P.H.  spacer

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SAFETY NEWS

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Medical errors cause more than physical harm

New research adds data to evidence of emotional impacts, financial setbacks and health care aversion.  spacer

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SAFETY SNAPSHOT

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By the numbers: Medical error in Massachusetts  spacer


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ONE LAST THING

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Open communication can help patients and families who experience harm

Disclosing and discussing medical errors helps mitigate the harm; MACRMI offers best practices.  spacer

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Upcoming events

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spacer Disclosure and Apology in Radiology

When: June 26, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA
What: A live, moderated online workshop about applying best practices for disclosure and apology to radiology. Offered by the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children’s Hospital, designed for radiologists and others in radiology, department/team leaders, training managers and risk managers.
Who: Stephen D. Brown, MD, Director, Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital; Chair of the Professionalism Committee of the Radiological Society of North America; and David Browning, MSW, LICSW, Senior Scholar and Co-Founder, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital.
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Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference

When: September 8 – 10, 2019
Where: Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA
What: Interactive sessions designed to help clinicians and health system leaders create and sustain cultures of compassion in patient care.
Who: Keynote speakers include Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School; Susan B. Hassmiller, R.N., Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing; and Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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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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