Stopping Human Error in Medicine

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Practicing Perfection Institute to unveil strategies and tools in Boston on May 23rd that can put a quick end to many medical mistakes.

We want to prevent as many errors as possible as rapidly as possible

The Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. (PPI), an organization dedicated to the elimination of human error, announces the availability of tools and strategies that can quickly eliminate many of the human errors currently occurring in medicine. By infusing proven work behavior tools and organizational strategies into their cultures, medical organizations can cut human error by half in as little as thirty days.

“We’ve adapted the tools and strategies developed by the commercial nuclear power and aviation industries,” commented PPI’s Founder and President Tim Autrey, “and are making them directly available to the healthcare community. While medical professionals are working diligently to solve longer term safety and quality issues, these tools and strategies can be quickly implemented. Once they’re in place, a large percentage of the mistakes currently occurring will be eliminated.”

The Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. was founded in 2005 with a profound vision: Error-free world-wide, one life at a time. Drawing from the successes and lessons learned over the past 20 years within the US commercial nuclear power and aviation industries, PPI is making rapid human error reduction a reality for the healthcare industry.

The study of human error can be very complex; however, when it comes to stopping the majority of mistakes people make, according to Dr. James Reason, “Low-level (and largely hard-wired) postural correcting mechanisms work extremely well.” The tools and strategies offered by PPI work at this base level. They are fundamental. They are extremely effective.

“We want to prevent as many errors as possible as rapidly as possible,” explains Tim Autrey. “There is no question that these tools and strategies work. The question is…how can you effectively get them into the culture of a healthcare environment? We are hosting a One Day Intensive in Boston, MA on May 23, during which we will give participants everything they need to quickly and effectively infuse these strategies and tools into their healthcare organizations.”

The error reduction tools and strategies developed by PPI are part of a process known as Practicing Perfection. In addition to the Error Elimination Tools, elements of this process designed to raise the human performance of any organization to the highest possible levels include the Culture Profile, a tool that identifies organizational core elements that are setting people up to make mistakes; the Performance Enhancement Matrix (PEM), an on-line error reporting, tracking and trending database; and the Code of Honor (COH), an incredibly powerful means for achieving worker synergy and sense of ‘team’.

About the Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc.

The Practicing Perfection Institute, Inc. was founded for one purpose- to eliminate human error whenever and wherever possible. The minds and hearts of those who see the vision of error-free world-wide, one life at a time, are joining together to make the Institute the center for human error reduction worldwide.


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