April 3, 2017

Each of us will be patients during our lives. By extension, all members of society have a stake in improving the safety of our health care system. Successful implementation of a public health response to prevent health care harm requires coordination and partnership among all stakeholders, including government agencies, health care organizations, insurers, foundations, industry and other private sector organizations, as well as policymakers, patients and families, health care leaders, health professionals, and other members of the health care workforce. Learn more about the NPSF Call to Action.

 
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January 19, 2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2017!

Join @theNPSF and others for a Twitter chat

Patient Safety: What Patients Want (and Need) to Know
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Use the hashtag #PSAW17chat to join the conversation! 

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November 14, 2016

Diagnostic Error in Medicine update

Check out this summary by Jennifer Lundblad from Stratis Health about recent diagnostic error work in Minnesota. MAPS is taking part in this important community dialogue.

 


 Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare

On September 22, 2015, the Institute of Medicine released a new report, "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care" which is a continuation of previous IOM reports, including "To Err is Human" from 2000. This new report focuses on the inattention given to diagnostic errors and the important need for health care workers, policy makers and patients and families to work together to address this challenge. Click here to read the entire report.