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Global Patient Safety Forum

The GPSF is a convening alliance with a mission to save lives, save money, and build value in the community it serves.

The Forum was expressly founded to be an accelerator of enormously important activities of other organizations, and is not a competitor with any other initiative.
Global Patient Safety Teams

Teams of experts from the supplier, provider, and purchaser communities are collaborating on innovative solutions to address known care gaps that cause enormous clinical, operational, and financial harm. The innovations are patient and family centered and address some of the most common, severe, and preventable care gaps that are known.
 
Global Patient Safety Teams

There are numerous opportunities to prevent healthcare accidents. Health Information Technology is an area of great concern to global healthcare leaders. H.I.T offers tremendous potential benefits, however it can introduce risk. The following article addresses the opportunities and the needs for careful adoption of such technologies. The article also addresses a global plan and initiatives that address such risks.

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Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

In 2013, HCC Corporation and TMIT made a commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative to take its CareUniversity program globally. Still in design and testing stages, the initiative is well underway. Click here to view a video progress report as of the first quarter of 2014. The global commitments of CareUniversity include alliances with a number of global organizations including the Conrad Foundation where children are given an opportunity to compete in the development of innovations in health and patient safety.
Original Article
Safe Use of Electronic Health Records and Health Information Technology Systems: Trust But Verify
Denham CR, Classen DC, Swensen SJ, Henderson JM, Zeltner TB, Bates DW
INTRODUCTION

"Trust but verify" is a Russian phrase made famous by President Ronald Reagan during his nuclear arms negotiations with his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev, who was reported to have said of the President's use of the phrase, "You repeat that at every meeting." [1]

Trust but Verify

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Health Information Technology (HIT) and Patient Safety that clearly articulated the significant risks to patients, provided useful conceptual models, and made recommendations including verification of HIT performance; it also cited the use of existing methods such the Texas Medical Institute of Technology electronic health record computer prescriber order entry (TMIT EHR-CPOE) flight simulator. [2],[3],[4] Late in 2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued an action plan for public comment acknowledging the IOM report and included recommendations that would "leverage existing federal agency authorities and private sector safety programs to increase knowledge about health IT safety among health care professionals and improve how HIT makes care safer". [5]

This article has been posted by TMIT with permission from the Journal of Patient Safety.