Muskie School of Public Service

4th Annual Patient Safety Academy

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Judy Tupper
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Any individual interested or engaged in patient safety activity is invited to attend. 

The Patient Safety Academy is returning for its fourth year!  The Academy draws health care professionals representing Maine hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, agencies, organizations and advocacy groups who come to participate in knowledge and skill building workshops.  We are excited to have a great line-up of sessions this year on topics ranging from patient and family experience, conflict resolution tools, alarm fatigue, patient safety executive "walkrounds" and the latest in the prevention and treatment of healthcare associated infections. Also, back by popular demand, the USM School of Nursing will host an interactive activity in their Simulation Lab.

Jonathan Welch, MD

Our plenary speaker this year is Jonathan Welch, MD, MSc, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard and attending emergency physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is also the author of the recent Health Affairs article, “As She Lay Dying: How I Fought to Stop Medical Errors From Killing My Mom.”

Join us for a variety of workshops, networking sessions, and the new "Rising Tide Award" recognition!

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Sponsored by the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention Rural Health and Primary Care Program

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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