MERCI Joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition

National Patient Safety Foundation Program Aligns Stakeholders from Across Health Care in a Unifying Mission

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We are proud to welcome MERCI as a new member and look forward to meaningful collaboration in this important work.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that MERCI has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) provides turnkey training programs that help hospitals reduce medical errors and improve patient safety, and is a partnership between Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Simulab Corporation.

“MERCI is committed to advancing the patient safety mission through our training enterprise, reducing medical errors, and improving the quality of care for patients across the health care continuum," said Jeffrey H. Barsuk, MD, MS, MERCI’s chief medical officer and associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Participating in the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition allows us to share knowledge and solutions with like-minded organizations and to strengthen our collaborative efforts in the delivery of safe care.”

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission to make health care safer for all. Membership is open to solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other entities. Joining the Coalition provides unique opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge-sharing through quarterly conference calls, an annual member meeting, webinars, and other high-value activities.

“The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition includes diverse organizations representing varied areas of focus, and all share a common goal of accelerating patient safety science and practice,” said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president of NPSF. “We are proud to welcome MERCI as a new member and look forward to meaningful collaboration in this important work.”

For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at dcoletta(at)npsf(dot)org.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation's work, visit http://www.npsf.org.

About MERCI
MERCI (Medical Error Reduction and Certification, Inc.) is a patient safety training enterprise designed specifically to serve hospitals in need of methodology, validation, and ongoing auditing to reduce procedural medical errors and improve patient safety. Achieving these objectives not only improves patients’ lives and health, but also has a major positive financial impact on the bottom line in today’s health care system. When thorough training, maintenance of skills, and adherence to industry best practices are rigorously implemented, a dramatic reduction in preventable errors can be achieved. To learn more about MERCI, visit http://www.merciprogram.com.


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