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PSMF Invites International Patient Safety Community to Attend its 5th Annual Midyear Planning Meeting on July 13, 2017


The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) invites patient safety experts, medical care providers, hospital administrators, patient advocates and policy makers from around the world to discuss challenges, brainstorm solutions and plan next steps in the mission to attain zero preventable deaths by the year 2020. Like the last midyear planning meeting, this meeting is principally a working meeting with the goal of solidifying our objectives for the next year. This meeting is by invitation only and will be co-convened with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Falls Church, Virginia on July 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Attendees will be provided preparation materials in advance of the meeting so they can prepare for a fruitful discussion. Meeting registration is complimentary; however space is limited to 100 registrants. Please request an invitation by registering online.

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The format of the Patient Safety Midyear Meeting will be that of a “working meeting” and include more breakout sessions. Leaders of the breakout sessions will be the workgroup chairs and will moderate the discussions revolving around how to make the existing APSS more effective and simple.

The keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Jade Perdue, Senior Policy Analyst at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Other presentation topics include:

  • PSMF Pilot Project: Commitment Validation
  • CANDOR: Communication for Optimal Resolution
  • Transparency & Aligned incentives
  • Delirium
  • Discussion on SubAPSS

Breakout Workgroup Sessions include:

  • Culture of Safety
  • Optimizing Obstetric Safety
  • Early Detection & Treatment of Sepsis
  • Airway Safety
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Medication Errors

The full program agenda is available online.

“We are grateful to Inova and Dr. Charles Murphy for collaborating with us again, as well as to all the dedicated clinicians, administrators, and other patient safety advocates who will attend this meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to come up with actionable objectives by all stakeholders and identify strategies that will help us get to zero preventable deaths. The breakout sessions will also discuss the addition of subgroups to the existing APSS. We look forward to gaining insight from those implementing these solutions every day,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.

Kiani added, “We have only three years left to achieve zero preventable deaths by 2020 and need everyone to both commit and act by implementing the necessary processes today. The more hospitals that incorporate all 13 APSS the Patient Safety Movement has created, the more mothers, fathers, sons and daughters are saved around the world.”

“Inova Heart and Vascular Institute is proud to once again co-convene this important Midyear Planning Meeting with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation,” said Dr. Charles E. Murphy, Chief Patient Safety Officer for Inova Heart & Vascular Institute. “Our shared commitment to protecting the welfare of patients is the cornerstone of our work. By bringing together and working closely with some of the greatest minds in patient safety, we can continue to make real progress on multiple clinical fronts.”

About Inova

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives. It is recognized as a global leader in developing and applying personalized health; connecting researchers, clinicians, and patients; and integrating genomic research for patient care, prevention, and wellness.

About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit

Contact information

Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Irene Paigah, 858-859-7001

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