Patient Safety Webinar to Explore Ways to Promote Board Engagement

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The patient safety webinar “Getting Your Board on Board” will explore a number of tools and resources available to help establish this connection and also will share success stories for clinicians to model.

The active involvement and commitment of senior leadership and board members are necessary when it comes to achieving patient safety goals. However, establishing a collaborative environment is not always an easy task. The patient safety webinar “Getting Your Board on Board” will explore a number of tools and resources available to help establish this connection and also will share success stories for clinicians to model. The webinar builds on the recent national Partnership for Patients-NPP Patient Safety Webinar Series: http://www.qualityforum.org/Events/Webinars/Patient_Safety_Webinars/Patient_Safety_Webinars.aspx.

“Getting Your Board on Board” extends key themes established during the first part of the ongoing series hosted by NPP—which is convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF)—and the Department of Health and Human Services. The interactive webinar will take place on Friday, December 9, at2:45 pm ET. Advance registration for the event is recommended and is available now online: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/pfp/.

The webinar will feature speakers Bernie Rosof, MD, chair, Board of Directors, Huntington Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, NPP Co-Chair; Carol Wagner, RN, MBA, senior vice president, patient safety, Washington State Hospital Association; and Rosemary Gibson, MSc, patient advocate and author of The Treatment Trap and Wall of Silence.

Participants will be able to interact with the speakers through live chat, and web polling questions will provide real-time information about work currently under way in patient care communities to actively engage board members in patient safety initiatives.

With each of these sessions, national experts along with front-line providers will present effective solutions and provide a follow-up discussion about how to realize these solutions at both the local and national level. The webinar series will be available for audio streaming free of charge. Space is limited, and advance registration is recommended to ensure real-time participation. All webinars will be recorded, archived, and made available on NQF’s website after each event.

Archived webinars include:

  •     “An Overview of the Partnership for Patients and Getting Started in Your Organization”
  •     “Reducing Admissions Through Care Transitions”
  •     “Preventing Adverse Drug Events”
  •     “Reducing Infections in the Intensive Care Unit”
  •     “Decreasing Surgical Site Infections”
  •     “Preventing Pressure Ulcers and Falls in Healthcare Settings”
  •     “Addressing Obstetrical Adverse Events”
  •     “Averting Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)”
  •     “Engaging Patients and Their Families”

Learn more about this webinar series and register for the “Getting your Board on Board” event. To learn more about the Partnership for Patients pledge, please visit its website. Learn about other activities and programs at NQF to enhance patient safety.

The National Priorities Partnership, convened by the National Quality Forum, is a multi-stakeholder group including organizations representing the interests of consumers, purchasers, healthcare providers and professionals, state-based associations, community collaborative and regional alliances, government agencies, health plans, accreditation and certification bodies, and supplier and industry groups. To learn more, please visit: http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/NPP/National_Priorities_Partnership.aspx

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Erin Reese
The National Quality Forum
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