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Celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10–16

March 04, 2019

Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 10 through March 16, 2019, is intended to encourage everyone—consumers as well as health care providers—to learn more about health care safety. 

During this week, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement seeks to advance important discussions and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system for patients and the health care workforce. The institute notes that virtually everyone needs health care at some point in their lives, and everyone can help foster safe health care.

Learn more about Patient Safety Awareness Week and the resources the institute provides for consumers and health professionals.

HAP works to increase awareness about patient safety and to advance high quality care through the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). HAP’s HIIN collaborates with hospitals to analyze causes of patient harm, identify prevention strategies, and ensure that these strategies become part of a sustainable culture of safe, patient-centric care. 

HAP’s HIIN achieves these goals by:

  • Providing a robust calendar of webinars and other educational events, tools, and resources
  • Using data analytics to drive rapid improvement by assisting hospitals to review, analyze, track, and trend data
  • Identifying physician champions and expert faculty advisory councils to bring an authoritative voice to evidence-based best practices
  • Providing project managers experienced in quality and safety initiatives
  • Supporting the HAP Person and Family Advisory Council to amplify the voice of the patient in health care

Patient Safety Awareness Week serves as a dedicated time and platform for growing awareness about patient safety and recognizing the work already being done. The HAP HIIN’s leadership team has the knowledge and experience to help hospitals and other providers achieve their patient safety and quality goals. 

For more information, please contact Robert Shipp, HAP’s vice president, population health strategies.

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