Two Awards Added to National Patient Safety Competitions

Two additional competitions, TAMUhack in Texas and the TeenTech Awards in London, are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge, funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional...
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Pittsburgh Business Times: PRHI’s Work Helps Lead to Patient Safety Bill

Over the last two and a half years, Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, has been advocating at the national level for the creation of a National...
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House Bill Establishes Federal Agency Dedicated to Patient Safety

U.S. Representative Nanette Barragán (D-CA) has announced the introduction of H.R.9377 – the National Patient Safety Board Act, legislation to establish an independent federal agency dedicated to preventing and reducing healthcare-rela...
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NPSB Full Court Press Meeting Serves Up the Latest Up Next for Patient Safety Podcast Episode

The National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) Full Court Press meeting held on October 10 provided more than a forum for sharing updates on the effort to establish an NPSB: it also served as the setting for capturing the latest episode of t...
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HackMIT & the Pitt Challenge Recognize Patient Safety Award Winners

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) Patient Safety Technology Challenge celebrated the completion of two more patient safety awards. As part of the Challenge, PRHI sponsored awards at HackMIT and The Pitt Challenge durin...
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PRHI Funds Five Additional Patient Safety Technology Challenge Competitions Across the Country

Five additional competitions are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge, funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. The Patient Safety Technology Challeng...
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Robert Ferguson Presents ‘Policy and Coalition Work for Establishing a National Patient Safety Board’ at the ACMQ 2022 Annual Conference

Jewish Health Foundation's Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH was a featured speaker at the 2022 Annual Conference of the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ), leading the session "Policy and Coalition Work for Establishin...
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Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves over $1M in Grants, Including Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon; Women's Reproductive Health Emergency Grant Fund; and Oakland's LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Community

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) approved over $1M in grants September 13, including funds to develop the Initiative for Patient Safety Research at Carnegie Mellon University; to establish the Women's Reproductive Health Eme...
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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board Accepts Invite to Join the National Patient Safety Board Coalition

On September 6, Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, was invited by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Board of Directors to discuss op...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein Provides Testimony to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in Support of a National Patient Safety Board

Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein provided testimony September 21 to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) on the foundation's support for the establishment of a Nat...
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March for Patient Safety Features National Patient Safety Board

On September 17, designated as World Patient Safety Day by the World Health Organization, advocates for greater safety in health care gathered in Washington, DC, to take part in the annual March for Patient Safety. Patients for Patient...
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PRHI Sponsors Award Presented at MedHacks as Part of the Patient Safety Technology Challenge

The Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's (PRHI) Patient Safety Technology Challenge celebrated the completion of the first of many patient safety awards at competitions across the country. As part of the Challenge, PRHI sponsored th...
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JHF Presents to Uzbek Experts in the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program

On September 12, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) was invited by GlobalPittsburgh to present to four doctors and researchers from Uzbekistan's Research Institute for Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (RIEMID). Th...
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Dr. David Mayer Releases Book Chronicling His Cross-Country Trek to Raise Awareness about Medical Error

Friend of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and persistent patient safety advocate David Mayer, MD, recently published the book How to Stay Safe When Entering the Healthcare System: A Physician Walks Across the Country to Raise Aw...
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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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