It is now well known that medical errors in the United States result in an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 unnecessary deaths and more than 1,000,000 instances of harm each year. More specifically, a 13.5 percent level of harm was identified within the US Medicare population by the Office of Inspector General using the IHI Global Trigger Tool, while a study conducted in North Carolina and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found similar results.
The cost of these medical errors? According to the Institute of Medicine, $17 to $29 billion per year. Furthermore, recent changes in reimbursement will cause a reduction in revenue when a patient suffers harm as a result of the care we deliver.
Your organization cannot afford the consequences of a careless patient safety program. Now more than ever, 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.
Join us for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Patient Safety Executive Development Program, an intensive, seven-day program designed to prepare those responsible for safety to be leaders of strong, effective patient safety programs. Participants work with expert faculty to develop or refine detailed, customized strategies and implementation plans, and learn how to effectively advise and coordinate the plans with senior leadership.
Now in its 15th offering, the program’s curriculum is continually refined to incorporate the most up-to-date lessons learned and growing understanding of safety, as well as the changing needs of participants as identified by program alums. The concepts taught in this program are a result of the experience IHI has gained through years of guiding organizations in their patient safety improvement efforts. We will share successful examples from the 1,000+ alumni of the program to serve as models. Examples will also be drawn from initiatives in a variety of countries and those that have been proven effective in the US and abroad.
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