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Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit Inspires Healthcare Industry Stakeholders to Action in Pursuit of 0 Preventable Patient Deaths by 2020
Date:2/14/2013

. Rossmark expects to have a fully operational CUSP team in every unit of the hospital within two years and anticipates that their patient safety vigilance will have a positive impact on more than 80,000 patients. "At Sinai, we live our vision of being the national model for the delivery of urban healthcare and pride ourselves on having a culture of quality, as reflected in our outstanding performance on CMS core measures," Rossmark said. "This Commitment to Action, extending that ethos to a proactive culture of patient safety, is a natural next step."

Making Patient Safety a Global Effort: Edward Kelley , MD, PhD, Coordinator and Head of Strategic Programmes for Patient Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO), said patient safety is a global imperative. "Preventable patient deaths are a human tragedy that is global in scope. This year, the World Health Organization will develop an international effort on blood safety, which will involve raising awareness about blood transfusions and technological solutions to appropriate blood management. Moreover, in 2014 we will make medication safety the 3rd WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge, involving all 194 member states of the World Health Organization to improve the safety of medication practices and reduce unnecessary harm and deaths from medication errors worldwide."

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According to Dr. Peter Provonost, Sr. Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, "Despite significant effort to reduce preventable harm over the last decade, there is limited evidence that harms have been reduced across the country and globe. The P
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