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Confronting The Problem Of Medical Errors At Patient Safety Summit
November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - November 7, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is doing something about medical errors that kills almost half million Americans each year. Awkward technology, “defensive medicine” that dictates which tests are administered to the patient, and lack of ways for various providers to work in teams leads to many of these errors.
Last month, the national Institutes of Medicine released a milestone report showing that under the present system, “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” With $4 million in state money allocated during the 2015 legislative session, forward-thinking leaders are establishing a Patient Safety Institute.
The UNT Health Science Center hosts a summit meeting of top thinkers and doers who are working to make health care safer. It’s that model of collaboration, communication and patient-centered care that will lead the way to better patient outcomes – and improved patient safety.
Presenters include experts who have served with the Veterans Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization, as well as leaders from major healthcare systems like the Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco. They’ll share their experiences and innovative approaches to patient safety, and panels representing patient voices, academicians and specialists will address barriers and propose solutions.
- November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 AM
- November 7, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
- Unnamed Venue
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107 United States + Google Map