The Friday Five – Patient Safety Awareness Week
Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10 – 16, 2019) is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (@theihi) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system – for patients and the workforce. This week’s Friday Five rounds up some resources and events regarding patient safety.
10 Top Patient Safety Concerns for 2019, Ranked by ECRI Institute
Becker’s Healthcare reports that using EHRs to communicate diagnoses and manage test results earned the No. 1 spot on ECRI Institute’s list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2019. ECRI Institute (@ECRI_Institute) compiled the list based on an analysis of more than 2.8 million patient safety events collected in the ECRI Institute PSO database since 2009, along with expert opinions from a panel of internal and external patient safety leaders.
The patient safety issues that aren’t on your radar may be the ones you need to look out for. #diagnostic #errors #burnout #behavioralhealth #mobilehealth #PSAW19 Download our top 10 list of #patientsafety concerns now https://t.co/BL2mank2er pic.twitter.com/tQqzEOQWbb
— ECRI Institute (@ECRI_Institute) March 12, 2019
2019 Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
When facing treatment or surgery in a hospital, it is important to know that the facility has a good record when protecting patients from unintended consequences. The Women’s Choice Award (@WomensAward) Best Hospitals for Patient Safety identifies recipients that represent the top 8% of hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. Visit their site to find out how the hospitals near you measure up.
An AHRQ App for Digital Healthcare
The AHRQ Question Builder app helps patients and caregivers prepare for medical appointments and maximize visit time. Download it now for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
New from #AHRQ! New Question Builder app makes it easier for patients and caregivers to manage their own healthcare. Download today at no charge on iTunes and Google Play #PSAW19 https://t.co/GHCNlXitYp pic.twitter.com/JqQoUiI7ha
— AHRQ (@AHRQNews) March 12, 2019
Ask me 3
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement / National Patient Safety Foundation (@TheIHI) promotes Ask Me 3®, an educational program designed by health literacy experts, that encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers to better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.
2019 IHI Patient Safety Congress
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Congress, taking place from May 15–17, 2019, in Houston, TX, brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe. This annual meeting is the must-attend event for those who continue to shape smarter, safer care for patients wherever it’s provided – from the hospital to outpatient settings to the home.
Thanks for joining today’s #PSAW19 chat. Continue the conversation at #IHICongress in Houston this May: https://t.co/JdhGxCOx5g Through Saturday only (3/16), save an extra 10% with the code PSAW10. #PatientSafety pic.twitter.com/vpefAPO9kj
— IHI (@TheIHI) March 14, 2019