Business Wire

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Launches New Commitment Model Supporting Mission to Achieve Zero Preventable Patient Deaths By 2030

Share

Every year, more than 4.8 million patients lose their lives to preventable medical errors worldwide. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF), a global non-profit, is committed to achieving zero preventable patient deaths by 2030 and has launched a revised commitment model for hospitals and healthcare organizations to help make its goal a reality.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s initial model focused on securing healthcare organization commitments to target the leading causes of preventable harm and death occurring in healthcare facilities. Today’s updates instead ask organizations to commit to building and sustaining a foundation for safe and reliable care – and provide free “Actionable Patient Safety Solutions” (APSS), which include evidence-based best practice summaries and solutions, educational resources and virtual coaching to help organizations integrate these best practices into their existing processes.

“Under our previous commitment model, our hospital and health system partners reported that they saved 366,353 lives between 2012-2020 – showing that committing to implementing processes to prevent medical harm and deaths does save lives,” said David B. Mayer, MD, CEO of Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “But to reach our ultimate goal of zero, we realized it was time for a different approach with an emphasis on creating a foundation for safety. This is where we see gaps in implementation globally and we have to help healthcare organizations focus on the basics.”

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation will concentrate on three critical components: a person-centered culture of safety; a holistic and continuous improvement framework; and an effective model for sustainment. Its interdisciplinary global leaders have created APSS Blueprints, APSS Education and virtual APSS Coaching. The APSS Blueprints are best-practice summaries leveraging the latest evidence for performance improvement around a variety of topics like healthcare-associated infections, medication safety and even mental health. APSS Education includes videos, webinars and articles to enhance the APSS Blueprints. Finally, APSS Coaching ties it all together with skilled consultants partnering alongside healthcare organizations to walk them through the specifics of how to navigate improving their processes. Together, these offerings complement one another to create a powerful tool for hospitals to use to improve their care.

“The virtual coaching services we offer to our committed healthcare organizations typically cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, but we believe that if we truly want to eliminate harm from preventable medical errors, these services should be free,” stated Donna Posser, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, BCPA, chief clinical officer at Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “We have developed this material and enhanced our clinical support services to help remove barriers to adoption and make it even easier and more cost-effective for hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care clinics and beyond to reinvent their systems and implement proven measures for increasing patient and staff safety.”

Committed hospital and healthcare organization partners will also be asked to share performance data, including the number of serious safety events, precursor events and near misses on an annual basis, which will be kept private and shared only as aggregated data combined from organizations across the globe to showcase the proven positive impact of this model on patient safety outcomes.

To learn more about how to make a commitment, visit https://patientsafetymovement.org/partners/commitments/commitment-faqs/. To access the free clinical services and products offered, visit https://patientsafetymovement.org/clinical-support-products-and-services/.

About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation: Each year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals. Worldwide, 4.8 million lives are similarly lost. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a global non-profit that offers free tools to help achieve ZERO preventable deaths from hospital errors. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers and private payers. PSMF’s World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit brings together the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. Its Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) provide evidence-based processes to help hospitals eliminate errors and its Open Data Pledge encourages healthcare technology companies to share the data for which their products are purchased. Visit patientsafetymovement.org to learn more, and follow PSMF on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Contact information

Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.
psmf@beyondfifteen.com | (949) 733-8679 ext.101

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Takeda Named Global Top Employer for Fourth Consecutive Year25.1.2021 03:00:00 EETPress release

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it is one of only 16 companies to achieve global Top Employer® certification for 2021. In addition to receiving the global certification for the fourth consecutive year, Takeda was also certified as a Top Employer in four regions and 38 countries. This underscores the company’s commitment to creating an exceptional people experience for its global workforce. For more than 30 years, Top Employers Institute has given annual award certification to companies with outstanding culture, work environments, benefits and opportunities for their people. The Institute certifies organizations based on the results of its HR Best Practices Survey. The survey covers 20 people-centric topic areas, including Career Development, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning, Sustainability, Values, Well-being and Work Environment. “We are very proud of the global, regional and country recognition we’ve received from Top

GPD Companies, Inc. to Acquire Distrupol22.1.2021 16:33:00 EETPress release

GPD Companies, Inc., an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”), today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Distrupol, a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) and a leading European distributor of thermoplastics to the polymer processing industry. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the first half of 2021, were not disclosed. Headquartered in Surrey, England, with broad geographic reach across Europe, Distrupol has provided value-added sales and application development of thermoplastic resins for over 50 years. Through its decades-long relationships with world class supply partners, the company offers a robust array of superior performance products and solutions that meet the needs of diverse end users from leading and emerging industries, such as the consumer, medical, automotive, and electrical sectors, among others. Distrupol caters to over 1,300 customers across 13 countries with a portfolio of over 4,0

Schlumberger Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results22.1.2021 14:50:00 EETPress release

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) today reported results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2020. Fourth-Quarter Results (Stated in millions, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Change Dec. 31, 2020 Sept. 30, 2020 Dec. 31, 2019 Sequential Year-on-year Revenue $5,532 $5,258 $8,228 5% -33% Income (loss) before taxes - GAAP basis $471 $(54) $452 n/m 4% Net income (loss) - GAAP basis $374 $(82) $333 n/m 12% Diluted EPS (loss per share) - GAAP basis $0.27 $(0.06) $0.24 n/m 12% Adjusted EBITDA* $1,112 $1,018 $1,648 9% -33% Adjusted EBITDA margin* 20.1% 19.4% 20.0% 73 bps 6 bps Pretax segment operating income* $654 $575 $1,006 14% -35% Pretax segment operating margin* 11.8% 10.9% 12.2% 90 bps -40 bps Net income, excluding charges & credits* $309 $228 $545 35% -43% Diluted EPS, excluding charges & credits* $0.22 $0.16 $0.39 37% -44% Revenue by Geography International $4,343 $4,210 $5,834 3% -26% North America 1,167 1,034 2,339 13% -50% Other 22 14 55 n/m n/m $5,532 $5,258 $8,228 5% -

JEOL: Release of a New Cold Field Emission Cryo-Electron Microscope CRYO ARM™ 300 II (JEM-3300)22.1.2021 09:00:00 EETPress release

JEOL Ltd. (TOKYO:6951) (President & COO Izumi Oi) announces the release of a new cold field emission cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM), the CRYO ARM™ 300 II (JEM-3300), to be released in January 2021. This new cryo-EM has been developed based on the concept of "Quick and easy to operate and get high-contrast and high-resolution images". This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210121005316/en/ Cold Field Emission Cryo-Electron Microscope CRYO ARM(TM) 300 II (JEM-3300) (Photo: Business Wire) Development Background Recent dramatic improvement of resolution in single particle analysis (SPA) using cryo-EM has led to SPA as an essential method for structural analysis of proteins. To address this market, JEOL released the CRYO ARM™ 300 in 2017. Equipped with a cold field emission gun (Cold FEG) for enhanced resolution and a cryo-stage for loading multiple samples, the CRYO ARM™ 300 has continued to achieve best-in-class res

ViiV Healthcare announces FDA approval of Cabenuva (cabotegravir, rilpivirine), the first and only complete long-acting regimen for HIV treatment22.1.2021 01:12:00 EETPress release

ViiV Healthcare, the global specialist HIV company majority owned by GlaxoSmithKline plc (“GSK”), with Pfizer Inc. and Shionogi Limited as shareholders, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cabenuva, the first and only complete long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. Cabenuva is provided as a co-pack with two injectable medicines — ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir and Janssen’s rilpivirine — dosed once monthly, as an option to replace the current antiretroviral (ARV) regimen in those who are virologically suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [mL]) on a stable regimen, with no history of treatment failure, and with no known or suspected resistance to either cabotegravir or rilpivirine. Prior to initiating treatment of Cabenuva, oral dosing of cabotegravir and rilpivirine should be administered for approximately one month to assess the tolerability of each therapy.1 Lynn Baxter, Head of North America, ViiV H

Incyte Announces Acceptance and Priority Review of BLA for Retifanlimab as a Potential Treatment for Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal (SCAC)22.1.2021 00:30:00 EETPress release

Incyte (Nasdaq:INCY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review its Biologics License Application (BLA) for retifanlimab, an intravenous PD-1 inhibitor, as a potential treatment for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCAC) who have progressed on, or who are intolerant of, platinum-based chemotherapy. The BLA submission is based on data from the Phase 2 POD1UM-202 trial evaluating retifanlimab in previously treated patients with locally advanced or metastatic SCAC who have progressed on, or are intolerant of, standard platinum-based chemotherapy. The trial enrolled 94 patients, including several with well-controlled human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The study, which was recently presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Virtual Congress 2020, resulted in an objective response rate (ORR) of 14% for retifanlimab monotherapy as determined by inde

Wistron and Kalray Announce FURIO1200™ Storage Appliance21.1.2021 19:45:00 EETPress release

Wistron, a leader in ICT (Information and communications technology) products, and Kalray (Paris:ALKAL) (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL), a leading provider in new generation of processors specialized in Intelligent Data Processing from Cloud to Edge, announce the availability of FURIO1200™, a 24-Flash-Drive NVMe-oF based storage node appliance, integrating Kalray’s NVMe-oF K200™ smart storage adapter, powered by its MPPA® Coolidge™ intelligent processor, and Wistron LYMMA chassis. FURIO1200™ is a new type of hyper-fast disaggregated storage solution delivering ultra-high throughput and reliability. It is the ideal solution for Cloud Service Providers and Enterprises running applications with intensive AI and Data Analytics workloads as well as to optimize their next generation storage. Data Centers are undergoing a very important revolution due to the explosion of usages, the surge of data to be processed and the exponential growth of the number of machines to be managed to support this

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom