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Rollout of the 2009 NQF Safe Practices

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 Session Overview
Despite evidence that preventable errors have been estimated to cost the United States 98,000 lives and between $17 billion and $29 billion per year, patient safety improves by only one percent each year.

To spur improvements in safety, the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) 2009 Update of the Safe Practices for Better Healthcare and TMIT's Webinar series provide tools to unite healthcare providers, purchasers, and consumers to more rapidly identify and adopt techniques that will reduce patient harm and improve care.

  1. Participants will be provided an overview of the updates in the NQF Safe Practices between 2006 and 2009.
  2. Participants will hear from leaders at NQF and the co-chairs of the Safe Practices Steering Committee, and will have an opportunity to delve into front-line questions about implementation and what these updates mean for them and their organizations.
Click here to register for our Web Seminar Series.

 When:   April 23, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
We are accepting questions now that relate to the session topics. Please e-mail any questions related to the specific session to liz_moreno@tmit1.org with the session title in the e-mail message header.
  • Questions about the Webinar series? E-mail help@safetyleaders.org or call 512-457-7676 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.
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Charles R. Denham, MD

Dr. Charles Denham is a founder and the chairman of the Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President for Performance Measures of the National Quality Forum, a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. Dr. Burstin joined NQF in January 2007 and is responsible for the NQF consensus development process and projects related to performance measures and practices.

Mary Foley, RN, MS, PhD(c)

Mary Foley, RN, MS, PhD(c) is the Associate Director in the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Mary is a past president of the American Nurses Association, serving from 2000-2002. She was employed for 19 years at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, where she was a medical-surgical staff nurse for 17 years. In 1997, she became the Director of Nursing and Safety Officer.

Peter Angood, MD

Peter Angood, MD is NQF’s first senior advisor on patient safety. In this role, Dr. Angood will guide projects to improve patient safety and quality. He will also provide technical expertise on projects related to the National Priorities Partnership’s goal of improving the safety and reliability of American’s healthcare system.

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc

Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc was named the first Senior Vice President for the new Center for Quality and Safety at Massachusetts General Hospital in December 2006. A national leader in the area of quality and safety, Dr. Meyer heads the multi-faceted efforts to set forth a vision of what quality and patient safety at Massachusetts General Hospital should be.


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