May 4: Mass. Coalition Patient Safety Forum

Registration is now open for the 2018 Patient Safety Forum – Accelerating Improvement – jointly presented by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and Healthcentric Advisors. The forum takes place on Friday, May 4 at the Sheraton Framingham, beginning with a 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, followed by the program from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Patient Safety Forum focuses on organizational strategies that drive improvement broadly, as well as initiatives on specific processes and clinical goals. The forum will share lessons learned from successful initiatives. Results achieved within initiatives on the agenda include:

a 25% reduction in ED boarding time while admissions and census increased over that same time;
a 5% increase in safety reports, and 77% decrease in average time to close a safety report, after a six-month implementation of an organization-wide safety huddle, as well as many specific safety improvements resulting from the process;
an 18% increase in non-punitive response to errors based on the AHRQ Safety Culture Survey, following a two-year initiative to build a safety culture through effective engagement of line staff; and
a 39% decrease in diagnosis of hospital-acquired C difficile and 47% reduction in C difficile testing, after revamping electronic medical record implementation and eliminating inappropriate testing and over-diagnosis.

To view the agenda and to register, click here.  Mass. Coalition members receive a discount on tickets; contact the Coalition’s Amelia at acook@macoalition.org or (781) 262-6080 for more information.