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Northwestern Memorial Hospital, CAPS, and p4ps Host Consumer Forum to Advance Partnerships to Improve Healthcare Patient Safety
Date:3/12/2008

rtnership for Patient Safety, CAPS will facilitate a workshop June 19-21 in Chicago. Participation will be limited to 60 people, and the focus of the workshop is to engage consumers in designing better systems for patient safety.

Building on a successful international World Health Organization (WHO) workshop held in London in November 2005 and a regional workshop for the Americas in San Francisco in May 2006, the Chicago workshop will be the first such event focused specifically on collaborative work by patients and providers on broad patient safety issues in the United States at a local level.

The Chicago workshop will center on five initiatives including:

1. Reporting medical errors and/or "near misses"

2. Contributing to root-cause analyses of medical system failures

3. Providing patient education materials on healthcare safety risks and opportunities for engagement in managing those risks

4. Incorporating patient experiences into research and formulation of research agendas

5. Engaging consumers in the planning, safety and effectiveness of their own care or care of their loved ones.

This Workshop is underwritten by support from The Otho S. A. Sprague Institute and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)

Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS) is a consumer-led non-profit organization formed to be a collective voice for individuals, families and healers who wish to prevent harm in healthcare encounters through partnership and collaboration. CAPS envisions a partnership between consumers and providers to create global healthcare systems that are safe, compassionate and just.

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the country's premier academic medical centers and is the primary teaching hospital of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern Memor
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