Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

DxQI Seed Grant Program
With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is sponsoring the DxQI Seed Grant Program. March 20 is the application deadline for proposals to receive grants to carry out 12-month diagnostic quality and safety improvement projects. An informational webinar is scheduled on February 21.

5 Reasons to Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week

Given how stretched health care workers are, some may wonder if recognition events truly have an impact. One hospital-based patient safety manager shares her top reasons why participating in the annual Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14) is worth the effort.

Using a System-Wide Approach to Improve Maternal Health
Members of the team working to improve maternal health at Providence St. Joseph Health describe their efforts and what they're learning along the way.

The Role of Racism as a Core Patient Safety Issue
An IHI-authored Healthcare Executive article discusses the rise in maternal mortality rates in the US, particularly among black women, and outlines three things leaders can do to understand the contributing causes of maternal mortality, including racism. Join IHI's Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network for more support in addressing maternal health improvement.

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