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Hospital Strategies for Combating Health Care Disparities

Health care disparities, defined as variation in quality and safety of care by patient sociodemographic characteristics, have been a significant and persistent problem in American health care.  While California hospitals and hospital systems have often been at the forefront of the quest to achieve health care equity, significant work still remains ahead of us. This […]

Burnout and Resilience, Perspectives in Nursing

Understanding Clinician burnout and resilience are key to retaining healthy staff and have been linked to better patient safety. Join us as we discuss the six areas of work-life that habitually predict burnout.  Discover practical examples of strategies to bolster resilience and counter burnout.

The Long Road Trip to High Reliability – Are We There Yet?

One hospital’s journey toward building a Safety-First Culture and how Physician Peer Review came along for the ride! Every hospital and healthcare system are somewhere on the path to becoming a High Reliability Organization. This long trip requires incredible humility, energy, and dedication to ensure the destination is reached! This presentation will describe one hospital’s journey […]

Patient Safety Evaluation System — 2023 Virtual Summit

8 a.m. – 12 p.m., PST 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., CST 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., EST  “Once you get patient safety right, everything else follows.” – Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPHPresident Emeritus, The Joint Commission Brought to you by: Legalese of the Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) can be both confusing and intimidating for […]

Who are the Numbers – Valuing Transparency in Medical Errors

As part of vital efforts to improve health care, data is valuable and necessary. But focusing on the numbers may take the focus off the people the numbers represent. In this discussion, Leilani Schweitzer will detail the importance keeping patient, families and the people who care for them at the center of safety improvement efforts. […]