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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 Forums (NQF) 2009 Update of the Safe Practices for Better Healthcare and TMITs 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.
Understand the national attention and harmonization of HAI safe practice standards
Describe critical issues in HAI practice implementation
Describe how HAI performance improvement has operational, financial, and clinical implications
Discuss patient and family opportunities for involvement in HAI prevention
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When: May 14, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles R. Denham, MD Welcome and Overview of Healthcare-Associated Infection, (HAI) Prevention Chapter of the NQF Safe Practices
Charles R. Denham, MD, is a founder and the chairman of 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.
Kathy L. Warye Topic: Perspective on the development of the implementation examples of the NQF Safe Practices
Kathy L. Warye, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
Peter Angood, MD Topic: HAI National Attention and Harmonization
Peter Angood, MD, is NQFs 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 Partnerships goal of improving the safety and reliability of Americas healthcare system.
David Classen, MD Topic: HAI Compendium Harmonization with the Safe Practices and
Critical Practice Issues
David C. Classen, MD, MS, is Chief Medical Officer at CSC; Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah; and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at The University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS Topic: Implementation of HAI Performance Improvement –
operational, financial, and clinical implications of infection
Julianne M. Morath, RN, MS, is the Chief Quality and Patient
Safety Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jennifer Dingman, Patient Safety Advocate Topic: Call to Action for Patient Safety and Consumer Awareness
Jennifer Dingman is the Founder of Persons United Limiting
Substandards and Errors in Healthcare (PULSE),
Colorado Div.; Co-founder, PULSE American Division.
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