NHS Patient Safety: Reflections and Looking Forward

Bill Of Health

In patient safety terms in the NHS England, there have been positives and negatives over the past year to reflect on, and for 2022 there are interesting developments on the horizon. In this post I will discuss a small number of patient safety matters of major impact.

Buzzwords in Patient Safety: Some Preliminary Thoughts

Bill Of Health

In the National Health Service (NHS) in England, we have seen such pervading terms as clinical governance , patient empowerment, controls assurance, and patient advocacy. The patient safety context. By John Tingle and Amanda Cattini.

The financial impact of patient safety errors

Patient Safety Blog

Keeping patients safe: It’s what healthcare providers strive to do every day. Look at any hospital or healthcare organization’s mission statement, and you’ll see that it addresses patient safety in some way—often listing safety as the number-one priority.

Running circles around patient safety


In comparison, Yale University used revised criteria to define death due to preventable medical error and found that 22,000 patients were lost in 2020 due to needless mistakes. For decades, traffic engineers have struggled with developing “crash proof” intersections as a way to improve safety.

How staffing shortages affects patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

Organizations are short-staffed, workers feel stretched thin, and hospitals are often slammed with patients who are sicker than ever before due to delayed care during the pandemic. However, safety goals are unchanging and must continue to be met.

Developing standards for hospital-wide patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a rallying cry about patient safety as a global public health concern—and with good reason. In addition to the risks of injury or death, failure to adequately address patient safety increases the cost of care.

The impact of Continuum of Care on patient safety

Patient Safety Blog

In a continuum of care, the concept of an integrated care system, there are many risks for patient safety. Let’s explain that with an example: patient safety communication

Patient Safety: Now and Always

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

To a patient, safety is an assumption. Patients and families assume that the hospital is a haven of care and consideration, a place where those who care for them have their best interest in mind in every action, and they are well protected. Patient Safety Risks: Then vs Now.

How patient safety software should work with other healthcare IT

Patient Safety Blog

When leveraged properly, patient safety software offers a multitude of benefits to your healthcare organization. Poor “communication” between software diminishes the end user’s experience and hinders the ability to facilitate positive patient outcomes.

The Need to Go Back to Basics in Patient Safety

Bill of Health

In terms of health care practice and patient safety, these underpinning basic, foundational concepts include the need for proper patient communication strategies. The consequences of failures in patient communication can be devastating. By John Tingle and Amanda Cattini.

How value-based healthcare affects patient safety and satisfaction

Patient Safety Blog

This innovative system has big advantages for patient safety and patient satisfaction and is rapidly replacing traditional “fee for service” models. patient safety quality management

I AM Patient Safety - 2022 Annual Achievement Awards

Patient Safety

I AM Patient Safety is the Patient Safety Authority’s annual contest celebrating the things that go right each day to make patients safer.

National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety (IHI) 

Briggs Healthcare

Reducing preventable harm requires a concerted, persistent, coordinated effort by all stakeholders, and a total systems approach to safety. Recommit to Advance Patient and Workforce Safety. National Action Plan: 17 Recommendations to Advance Patient Safety.

Visitor Behaviors Can Influence the Risk of Patient Harm: An Analysis of Patient Safety Reports From 92 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Background: Previous research has shown that visitors can decrease the risk of patient harm; however, the potential to increase the risk of patient harm has been understudied. Event reports were manually coded to identify visitor influence on risk of patient harm (e.g.,

Staffing shortages lead ECRI's annual list of patient safety concerns

Healthcare Dive

The lack of workers is actively jeopardizing patient safety with many patients waiting longer for care, even in life-threatening emergencies, according to the report

The Surgical Safety Huddle: A Novel Quality Improvement Patient Safety Initiative

Patient Safety

Background: Acutely deteriorating patients are entitled to the best possible care, which includes early recognition and timely appropriate intervention to reduce adverse events, unnecessary admissions to intensive care, and/or cardiac arrest.

Geriatric Syndromes and Their Impact on Patient Safety for Older Adults: Lessons Learned From My Mother

Patient Safety

My mother was the perfect example of how having a knowledge of geriatric syndromes that emphasizes the unique features of the common health conditions in older adults will allow us to provide safer care to older adult patients. Good news: We are all living longer. In 2018, 15.6%

2020 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting: Updated Acute Care Reporting Rates

Patient Safety

Therefore, this data snapshot serves to complete reporting rates for 2020 now that all hospital patient days and surgical encounters data from 2020 have been made available for rate calculations

I AM Patient Safety - 2021 Annual Achievement Awards

Patient Safety

Recently, the nursing team on 3 South at Fox Chase Cancer Center reached the significant milestone of one full year—365 consecutive days—with no patient falls on their unit. Staff were educated on the new patient education form developed by the Fall Prevention Committee.

Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Airway Safety Events: An Analysis of Patient Safety Reports From 84 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Background : Tracheostomy- and laryngectomy-related airway safety events can lead to life-threatening situations, permanent harm, or death.

The Safety of Benzodiazepines and Opioids in the Geriatric Population: An Analysis of Patient Safety Events Reported by Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

Patient Safety

Benzodiazepines may increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls, fractures, and motor vehicle crashes in patients 65 years and older. Reports were reviewed to determine the ADR(s) experienced by the patient.

The Patient Safety Issue of Racial Disparities and the Opportunity for “Health Equity By Design”

Health Populi

In 2021, racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are a top patient safety issue, according to ECRI’s annual list of major concerns facing healthcare consumers’ risks to adverse events that can harm them.

Patient Safety Trends in 2021: An Analysis of 288,882 Serious Events and Incidents From the Nation’s Largest Event Reporting Database

Patient Safety

million acute care event reports, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) is the largest repository of patient safety data in the United States and one of the largest in the world. reports per 1,000 patient days.

The Value of an Enterprise Active Data Archive Begins with Patient Safety

HIT Consultant

Patient safety is only possible with accurate and comprehensive medical records, and this includes those records available in the active archive. Imagine taking hours to look at a patient’s historical record to see what previous visits were about and what treatments were given.

National Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 13 – 19, 2022

Briggs Healthcare

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. During this week, IHI (Institute of Healthcare Improvement) seeks to advance important discussions locally and globally, and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system — for patients and the workforce. At IHI, we believe patient safety needs to be addressed within a public health framework.

Challenges and Potential Solutions for Patient Safety in an Infectious-Agent-Isolation Environment: A Study of 484 COVID-19-Related Event Reports Across 94 Hospitals

Patient Safety

Previous research has shown that patients in infectious-agent isolation are at greater risk for certain types of safety-related events. We measured the frequency of relationship between categories of safety-related event types and 18 categories of associated factors.

Leapfrog raises concerns about CMS proposal to suppress patient safety data

Healthcare Dive

The CMS is the only source for this data, and without it the public will not have information on preventable complications such as bed sores, inpatient falls that result in a broken hip, or sepsis, Leapfrog executives said

VA hits pause on future rollouts of EHR until 2023 while lawmakers raise fresh concerns about patient safety risks

Fierce Healthcare

VA hits pause on future rollouts of EHR until 2023 while lawmakers raise fresh concerns about patient safety risks. hlandi. Wed, 06/22/2022 - 10:18

4 ways improving clinical communication boosts patient safety

Spok Inc

When it really comes down to it, patient safety is intrinsically tied to how a care team communicates every minute of the day. Explore the 4 ways improving communication elevates patient safety. The post 4 ways improving clinical communication boosts patient safety appeared first on Spok Inc. Patient Safety

Cancellations and Transfers Related to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation: An Analysis of Survey and Patient Safety Reporting Data From Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

Patient Safety

In this study, we used two data sources—a survey and Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) reports—to examine new-onset AF in Pennsylvania ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs). of the reports, patients were 65 years of age and older.

2020 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting: An Analysis of Serious Events and Incidents from the Nation’s Largest Event Reporting Database

Patient Safety

million acute care event reports, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) is the largest repository of patient safety data in the United States and one of the largest in the world. reports per 1,000 patient days, respectively.

Patient safety events jumped amid COVID-19 strain on hospitals, Press Ganey reports

Fierce Healthcare

Patient safety events jumped amid COVID-19 strain on hospitals, Press Ganey reports. dmuoio. Thu, 10/21/2021 - 16:01

Critical Medical Device Risks Continue to Threaten Hospital Security & Patient Safety

HIT Consultant

Additionally, a third of bedside healthcare IoT devices – which patients most depend on for optimal health outcomes – have an identified critical risk. Health IT Medical Device Medical Device Cybersecurity Medical Devices patient safety

Between a Rock and Hard Place: Recommendations for Balancing Patient Safety and Pandemic Response

Briggs Healthcare

The pandemic exacerbated those patient safety weaknesses, leaving healthcare facilities with insufficient capacity to prevent common, often deadly, healthcare-associated infections. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Arlington, Va.,

MedStar Patient Safety Lecture


“Giving patients more of a voice in healthcare is hugely important” – Marty Hatlie. Marty Hatlie, CAPS founder and board member, participated on a panel at the MedStar Crouse Patient Safety Lecture on October 2, 2019. to discuss patient safety.

Achieving healthcare excellence through patient safety and equity [Podcast]


On our most recent episode of the MEDITECH podcast, I was joined by Jennifer Zelmer, PhD, President and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada to discuss this new organization, as well as Jennifer’s passion for patient safety and equity, and what the new normal looks like for healthcare and IT.

World Patient Safety Day 2021 Act now for safe & respectful childbirth

Life Qi

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are marking their third, annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 th September focusing on the theme “Safe maternal and newborn care”.

Why is Patient Safety in Its Own Bucket?

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

I have always wondered why patient safety is talked about by itself. As if all other procedures, policies, and practices are not about safety. And why should patient safety be separate from the patient experience? Act appropriately in ensuring safety.

How to leverage Patient Safety Awareness Week during COVID?


March 14 – 20th marks yet another National Patient Safety Week. This annual event creates a platform for organizations to develop and grow awareness about patient safety. Much has been said and written about why patient safety matters.

Changing the Patient Safety Narrative


As with any participant of the patient safety improvement community – I often read the perspectives of Dr. Peter Pronovost with interest. Specifically, the article targets five false safety narratives. 5 False Safety Narratives: Patient harm is inevitable.

Patient Safety: The Tale of the Lost COW

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

Inevitably, these COWs wander from floor to floor and multiply, creating risks for patient safety. ” While permitted, what are the risks of storing carts in the hospital corridor to patient safety? They carry safety risks for patients, visitors, and staff.

I’m Just a Bill on Capitol Hill: News on Patient Safety & Interoperability


With so much evolving in healthcare and technology, it can be hard to keep up and difficult to see where the work that we, and our peers, do is being applied to help caregivers and patients. AMGA: Patient Data Access Rules May Tarnish Patient Experience.

How Are Patient Safety and the Patient Experience Related?

Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D

How can patients have good experiences if they do not feel safe? And, how is patient safety evidenced beyond the accidents that do not happen? Safety precautions are ever present in our daily lives. Focusing on the Obvious for Patient Safety. I am confused.