AcademyHealth Reassembles “John Eisenberg’s AHRQ Angels” to Discuss Twin Crises

On August 23, AcademyHealth hosted the webinar "Patient Safety and Health Worker Retention: Twin Crises" to explore the reasons underlying the diminished healthcare workforce, the resulting increase in medical error and adverse events,...
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PRHI and JHF Board Members Weigh in on Patient Safety Initiatives

On August 8, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Communications Committee met to discuss two of their newest patient safety initiatives, the Patient Safety Technology Challenge an...
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Dr. Hardeep Singh Earns Prestigious John M. Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Work Improving Patient Safety

Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, an informatics leader, patient safety advocate and innovator, and friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF), has been awarded the Individual Achievement Award in the 20th John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety ...
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Patient Safety Fellows Identify Aspirational Solutions to Address Medical Errors

On July 27th, the 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship held its finale, concluding two months of learning focused on patient safety innovations and solutions across a multitude of lenses. The fellowship offered a deep dive into the history o...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge to Partner with Existing Competitions

The healthcare industry is ripe for innovation ideas, with some of the biggest corporations and trailblazers consistently trying to crack the overwhelming list of challenges within the industry. Patient safety technology solutions have...
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Patient Safety Advocate and PRHI Collaborator Michael Millenson Brings Fresh Approaches to Address Medical Error

Insistent patient safety advocate and President of Health Quality Advisors, LLC, Michael L. Millenson, has been a friend of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) since its first meeting at Alcoa in 1997. Millenson began his ...
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Patient Safety Technology Challenge Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

Imagine that you had the opportunity to build a safer healthcare system from scratch. What would you envision? This is the question at the core of the upcoming Patient Safety Technology Challenge, launching this fall. The recently appo...
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JHF Sponsors First Annual PART Summit in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is setting the course for more thoughtful and ethical technological innovations, and this work gained momentum at the first Responsible Technology Annual Summit on June 14. The inaugural Summit was hosted by the Partnership ...
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AI & ML in Healthcare Symposium Highlights Pittsburgh’s Potential

 On May 10 and 11, Pittsburgh showcased its potential to become a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) within health care. The "AI/ML in Healthcare Symposium," hosted for the first time by the Universit...
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Patient Safety Podcast Explores Opportunities for Transformation

Two new Up Next for Patient Safety episodes are now available. Systemic Solutions features researcher Dr. Kathleen Sutcliffe, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University and author of the highly lauded book Still Not ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $450K in Grants, Including New Funding for Healthcare Safety Innovation Competition; Certifying and Reimbursing Doulas; and Seniors’ Recreation and Exercise Program

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board convened for its first meeting of the year on April 11, 2022 and approved new grants for launching a Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit; advancing the PA Doula Commission's wo...
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Ariana Longley Joins JHF for Patient Safety Initiative

Ariana Longley joins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation in May as a consultant to guide the planning and execution of the upcoming Healthcare Safety Competition and Virtual Exhibit. Longley spent the last seven years at the Patient Safet...
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NPSB Coalition Advances Policy Progress

On April 25, the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Advocacy Coalition gathered for their second meeting of the year. Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, welcomed new members to the coaliti...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Presents at Patient Safety Movement Foundation Conference

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD joined a panel for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF)'s World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit held April 29 and 30. The panel focused o...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Leads Patient Safety Panel for AcademyHealth National Conference

On April 4, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, led a panel of patient safety experts during the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, hosted by AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C...
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Healthy Simulation Conference Welcomes Karen Wolk Feinstein

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, presented twice during the Healthy Simulation Virtual Symposium on April 13, 2022. With other patient safety leaders, Dr. Feinstein discussed advocacy opport...
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Many of JHF’s 2022 Priorities Highlighted in President Biden’s State of the Union

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) Board and staff were pleased to see so many of our key focus areas mentioned in President Biden's 2022 State of the Union address. We are looking forward to many opportunities this year to advance...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Explores Global Healthcare Safety Models, Commercial Aviation Solutions

On Wednesday, March 2, the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Full Court Press Team met to learn about healthcare safety boards in England and Norway, and to hear from the Commercial Aviation Safety Team. Mark DeRubeis, MBA, chair of...
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NPSB Advocacy Advances, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Publishes Op-Ed

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a February 10 op-ed by Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) based on the model of the National Transportati...
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Patient Safety Podcast Explores Physician Perspectives

Two new Up Next for Patient Safety episodes are now available.  Transforming Physician Culture features physician Dr. Seth Wolk, adjunct professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at...
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