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Ensure Safe Care for All Patients

​With today’s shrinking health care budgets and growing focus on costs, it has never been more important to have a robust plan for safe patient handling. Maintaining a powerful safety program is essential to the long-term health of your department, organization, or health care system — and to ensuring that your patients receive the safe and reliable care they deserve. To position your organization for success, attend the Patient Safety Executive Development Program from IHI and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF).


 
Ideal for patient safety officers and professionals in safety oversight roles, this intensive, six-and-a-half-day program offers:
  • ​The actionable strategies, skills, and practical tools to lead​ strong, effective patient safety programs
  • The chance to work with expert faculty to develop or refine detailed, customized strategies and implementation plans for solving patient safety issues​
  • Insight into how to advise and coordinate the plans with senior leadership.
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Learn from the success of others


Now in its 16​th year, the program unites experienced clinicians from the US and around the world with IHI/NPSF faculty who are trusted experts in the field. The concepts taught in this program are informed by deep experience in guiding organizations in their patient safety improvement efforts. Benefit from the successful examples shared by our gl​obal network of nearly 3,000 alumni of the program, who have applied strategies they learned in a variety of health care settings.


​The time for safety is now


The need for patient safety solutions becomes even more critical when you consider the alarming statistics:
  • According to Patient Safety America, medical errors​ ​result in an estimated 440,000 unnecessary deaths each year. 
  • Medical errors have become the third leading cause of death in the United States each year, behind cancer and heart disease.  
  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) identified a 13.5 percent rate of harm within the US Medicare population by the Office of Inspector General using the IHI Global Trigger Tool.

Then there is the overwhelming cost to organizations like yours. A study in the Journal of Health Care Finance, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, indicated that the economic effect of medical errors may reach $1 trillion dollars.

When you consider the far-reaching influences medical e​rrors can have on your organization, the time to attend the Patient Safety Executive Development Program​ is now.​​​​

​“Every patient should be able to expect the safest care every time. And we’re not there yet.” - Derek Feeley, IHI President and CEO in his Line of Sight column