Patient Safety Awareness Week is Around the Corner / by Joe Furia

Vicki Buchda, Director of Care Improvement

AzHHA and HRET HIIN are celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) March 11-17. This is a time when we pause to reflect on how we can increase awareness about patient safety and culture by engaging healthcare professionals in our state as well as celebrate the harms we have avoided and lives saved. Our AzHHA HIIN hospitals have avoided almost 900 harms since the beginning of the HIIN work. This reflects a cost savings of over $10,000,000 and translates to 34 lives saved.  Several events are planned during PSAW including:

  • Engaging Patient and Providers: Speaking Up for Patient Safety webinar - March 11th. Registration is required.
  • Building a Safety Culture Twitter Chat (using the #PSAW18 hashtag) - March 16th