2014 Patient Safety Academy Provides Training for Health Professionals

Tejal Ghandhi, featured speaker, 2014 Patient Safety Academy

 Patient Safety AcademyPatient Safety Academy 2014
Friday, Sept. 5
USM Portland Campus - Abromsom and Wishcamper

An interdisciplinary day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety. It provides professionals in the field of healthcare and related fields the opportunity to interact and learn from their colleagues within the community and externally. The event features two nationally-recognized speakers in the field of patient safety, Kimberly Galt, and Tejal Ghandhi.

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Public Event (for any who wish to attend)
Abromsom Center, Portland Campus
Kimberly Galt, featured speaker, 2014 Patient Safety AcademySpeaker Kimberly Galt, PharmD, PhD, FASHP, FNAP, Professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Principal Scientist, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety (CHRP), Creighton University.


Please REGISTER ASAP for full day's activities
(including workshop sessions, lunch, closing speech by Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, and President of the National Patient Safety Foundation, and this year's Rising Tide awards). Registration is $50 (students $25).

Contact:  Judy Tupper, 207-228-8407, jtupper@usm.maine.edu

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

The Patient Safety Academy, now in it's 5th year, brings together individuals engaged in healthcare quality and patient safety activities.  An interdisciplinary day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety. Nationally recognized leaders will present the opening and closing plenary sessions, with workshops led by local experts on topics including pharmacy and medication management, patient engagement, health information technology, prevention of health associated infections, and much more!  Colleagues will be able to network and share best practices through interactive sessions and best practice displays. The Academy will also honor Maine's leaders in patient safety through the Rising Tide awards.  More information, including links to registration, display submissions and award nomination forms, are available on the Patient Safety Academy website

 

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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