Patient Safety

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In the Spotlight

The Benefits of Storytelling in Reducing Serious Safety Events
A Relias Media article describes how Connecticut's Hartford HealthCare uses case-based learning as one component of a systems approach to improving patient safety.

CDC Report on Maternal Mortality in the US
For this first time in over a decade, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated maternal mortality data through 2018, defining the scope of the problem in more depth than ever before. The report also describes a new, more accurate way to code maternal deaths that allows for greater understanding of racial disparities in outcomes and causes of maternal death.

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.

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