National Coalition Launches Campaign to Improve Patient Safety

A national advocacy coalition, led by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI), has launched a campaign to push for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), to address the persistently high rates of medical error in the United S...
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Wall Street Journal Features National Patient Safety Board Proposal

In a September 2 article, the Wall Street Journal published a feature on the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) proposal spearheaded by the NPSB Advocacy Coalition. The article explores how the NPSB could model the National Transport...
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JHF CEO Karen Feinstein Speaks at Patient Safety Moonshot Panel for World Patient Safety Day

For World Patient Safety Day 2021 on September 17, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein spoke during a panel on the "Patient Safety Moonshot™," a movement to cure medical harm by 2030. The Patient Safety ...
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Full Court Press Team Considers Partnerships for the National Patient Safety Board

On August 10, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative's Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met to discuss the next stage of advocating for a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB): focusing on potenti...
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Patient Safety Fellows Propose Innovative Models for Senior Living and Care

This summer's Patient Safety Fellowship concluded at the end of July, as groups of fellows presented four alternative and novel models of safer, better options for seniors across a variety of care and living contexts. The dearth of wor...
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Innovating Patient Safety with David Classen

One of the Foremost Patient Safety Thought Leaders Continues to Trailblaze  Throughout the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's work to propose a National Patient Safety Board, David Classen, MD, MS, has been a unique and invaluable par...
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New Patient Safety Fellowship Examines Safety in Senior Residences

The pandemic has revealed, at a staggering level, the safety issues facing the frailest older adults in various long-term care settings. Although these challenges are not new, the pandemic has created broad inertia to explore new model...
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Full Court Press Convenes National Data & Patient Safety Experts

On June 17, the Patient Safety Full Court Press Team met to discuss data analytics and human factors engineering opportunities for the proposed National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), hearing from several national experts. The presentati...
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JHF Convenes Health Leaders for National Patient Safety Board Briefings

In May, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) convened over 30 leaders across the United States for two updates on its work to advance a federal patient safety agency. Many of the people attending the May 18 and 27 briefings had atten...
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From the Vault: Looking Back on JHF’s Patient Safety Writings

With the Full Court Press initiative, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) has ramped up a renewed push for federal action on patient safety. Both the Foundation and its operating arm the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative have a ...
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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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