JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge Funds Patient Safety Tech Startups with $60,000

To advance the most promising healthcare safety solutions from around the world, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) funded and conceived the JHF Healthcare Safety Challenge with partner Innovation Works (IW). On April 27th, the cha...
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National Experts Bring Insights to Patient Safety Full Court Press Team

On March 30, the Patient Safety Full Court Press Team heard from several national experts on the opportunity to apply the aviation industry's safety model to health care, using electronic health records, data collection, and cutting-ed...
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Transportation Industry Partners Inform National Patient Safety Policy Proposal

A few months into the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)'s Full Court Press initiative, we are optimistic about the progress toward a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA), in part due to support and information from ne...
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National Patient & Provider Safety Authority in the News

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation is drawing attention to the Full Court Press proposal for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) in local and national media. Read JHF President and CEO Karen Feinstein's op-ed on the N...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Examines Tech and QI Options

On February 25, the National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) Full Court Press team discussed how technology and quality improvement methods can achieve patient safety with less overload on providers. The meeting was part o...
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NPSA Advocacy Coalition Kicks Off

On February 23, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative brought together the inaugural National Patient & Provider Safety Authority (NPSA) Coalition to align policy and advocacy efforts to create ...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Supports AcademyHealth Conference

During the AcademyHealth 2021 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein moderated a breakout session with speakers Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, P...
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Looking Back on Patient Safety Efforts with Naida Reed

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's work with Naida Reed, author of The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using Toyota Based Methods. As the Full Court Press ...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Advances in 2021

Full speed ahead into a new year, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met virtually on January 25 to discuss policy and technology considerations for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority ...
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Patient Safety and Technology Full Court Press Team Launches

The Full Court Press Patient Safety Policy Team, which advocates for a National Patient and Provider Safety Authority (NPSA), convened in November for their first virtual meeting. Team members, who include Board members from JHF and it...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Grants $160,000 to Innovation Works Healthcare Safety Competition

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has granted Innovation Works (IW) $160,000 to support the 2021 "Hardware Cup" International Healthcare Safety Competition. This new competition will prepare the Pittsburgh region to lead the devel...
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JHF Announces Grant to AcademyHealth for Health Policy Salon Series

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved a $50,000 grant for AcademyHealth to organize a "Health Policy Salon Series" during 2021 to spark momentum at the federal level on the three policy targets for JHF's Full Court Press init...
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Karen Feinstein Makes Case for National Safety Authority to Healthcare Value Hub

On October 16, Jewish Healthcare Foundation's President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD spoke at Altarum's Healthcare Value Hub webinar, "Brainstorming Solutions to Medical Harm: Creating a National Patient Safety Authority." Altarum...
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On World Patient Safety Day, Case is Made for a National Patient Safety Authority

On this year's World Patient Safety Day (Sept. 17), Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD made the case for action on medical error in front of a global audience during the Unite for Safe Care virtual event (which involved 6,821 participants) and ...
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Automating Patient Safety with Michael McShea

During a special Liftoff in Motion virtual event on September 1, Liftoff PGH and the Health Activist Network welcomed Michael McShea to discuss Automating Patient Safety. McShea, the health system innovation lead of the Johns Hopkins A...
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An Opportunity Unlike Any Other for a Full Court Press

During September's three Board meetings, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) staff outlined a new focus on three critical policy goals for the next calendar year. This renewed concentration comes as JHF recognizes the opportunity, in an...
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A New Patient and Provider Safety Authority is a National Imperative

After months of collaboration with some of the best minds in U.S. health care, there is no doubt about the need for a dramatic change in our patient safety system. The SWERVE initiative, a partnership between the Pittsburgh Regional He...
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COVID-19 Continues to Expose the Urgent Need for a National Patient Safety Authority

We knew before COVID-19 that the U.S. health system poorly protected patients and workers. The number of preventable errors leading to death and injury has been horrifyingly stagnant for decades, and previous efforts to build quality e...
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COVID Reveals What We’ve Known for 20+ years: Our Nation Can’t Keep Patients Safe

It took a pandemic to demonstrate vividly that although our nation has at least 17 associations, agencies, organizations, and consumer groups responsible for keeping healthcare patients and workers safe, we do a bad job. Although ...
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Patient Safety Bottoms Out in the Pandemic: Does this Convince a Nation that the U.S. is Unprepared to Protect the Safety of its Population?

As the U.S. views the grim details of a healthcare system unprepared for the overwhelming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also face a reality that we have, for too long, neglected to protect our patients. Alarmed by the horrif...
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