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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Ken Kizer, Carolyn Clancy, David Mayer Reflect on Patient Safety Podcast

In a special Up Next for Patient Safety episode to kick off the new year, three renowned leaders in patient safety offer critical insight on where we've come from and how to move forward. Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and special gues...
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Karen Wolk Feinstein and David Classen Present National Patient Safety Board to the EHR Association

On January 12, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, and patient safety pioneer David C. Classen, MD, MS, professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, presented the National Pa...
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Leah Binder Champions Patient Safety on the National Stage

Patient safety expert Leah Binder, MA, MGA, is president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, an employer-driven national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. With Binder at the helm, the award-winning organization collects data from hospital...
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The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Approves $1.6M in Grants Including New Funding to Catalyze an Autonomous Patient Safety Industry in Pittsburgh and to Support an Arts and Education Program to Combat Hate

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) on December 6 approved new grants to begin the journey for Pittsburgh to become a national center for autonomous patient safety solutions and to support bringing a music and education program with...
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JHF Hiring Project Director for Autonomous Patient Safety Solutions

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation aims to identify, connect, and activate Pittsburgh's regional assets, leveraging our strengths in AI, ML, and life sciences innovation, to become a global leader for autonomous patient safety solutions....
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Up Next for Patient Safety New Episode Explores Anesthesiology

New episode of Up Next for Patient Safety available now! Why are some industries far ahead in applying safety technologies and making continuous progress? Why is health care behind? One medical specialty, however, defies this track and...
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Patient Safety Full Court Press Team Visits a Command Center

The Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met December 13 to take a virtual tour of a hospital command center. Increasingly popular, command centers deploy existing technology to track the movement of patients and ensure the rational us...
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JHF Hosts U.S. Department of Defense Officials for Healthcare Safety & Technology Discussion

On December 15, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) welcomed representatives from the United States Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center team, through JHF's partnership with Ronald Poropatich, MD, director of t...
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Up Next for Patient Safety Podcast Episodes Cover Health Equity, Pandemic Preparedness

New episodes of Up Next for Patient Safety available now! Are Black and Brown people at greater risk of medical errors in the U.S.? What are federal agencies doing to track and reform practices to make health care safer for those most ...
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NPSB Policy & Advocacy Coalition Calls for Patient Safety in Mental Health

In November, the National Patient Safety Board Policy & Advocacy Coalition called for the Senate Finance Committee's attention to patient safety in mental health. The growing coalition of health care experts say that by building a ...
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