Register for Patient Safety and Health Worker Retention: Twin Crises on Aug. 23

Our nation faces an urgent need to address both highly prevalent patient safety events and the increasing numbers of healthcare professionals leaving the workforce. These two persistent and challenging problems preceded the pandemic but have worsened during the past two years; and they are not unrelated. With fewer and less experienced peers, frontline workers cannot maintain the same safety standards. They fear they will do harm, risk moral injury, and question their own ongoing participation in a system that is failing them and their patients.

Recent reports in the New England Journal of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and forthcoming from the Office of the Inspector General have demonstrated the urgency to address patient safety. No healthcare system, hospital or nursing facility has escaped health care's Great Resignation. Solutions to the twin crises are inseparable.

Register here for the upcoming webinar, Patient Safety and Health Worker Retention: Twin Crises, hosted by AcademyHealth on August 23 from 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT featuring a timely discussion among some of our nation's pioneer leaders and early innovators in healthcare safety research and policy during their years together at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP, chief executive officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; Carolyn Clancy, MD, assistant under secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks at the Veterans Health Administration; Nancy Foster, vice president for Quality and Patient Safety Policy at American Hospital Association; Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, president and chief executive officer of AcademyHealth; and moderated by Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. This webinar will explore the reasons underlying our unfinished agenda on patient safety and consider what real progress we can make in this unique moment.

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