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Patient Safety Webinar Series

This webinar series from the NNLM South Central Region and co-sponsored by the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety features expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality.

Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care. Possible topics include patient safety research, quality improvement, opioid abuse, precision medicine, human factors engineering, high reliability organizations, and ambulatory care.

**Please note: Login information will be unique for every session. Please check our website or look for our email announcements to get the latest information for the next upcoming session.**

Join us for our next session!
Session 2: 
Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care
Guest Speaker: Frances Griffin, Registered Respiratory Therapist and independent consultant and faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT / 12:00pm - 1:00pm MT
Co-Sponsored by: University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety
 
Description: What does it look like when a health care organization starts moving towards high reliability? In this session, characteristics of high reliability organizations will be discussed and the types of practical strategies that health care organizations can adopt to move towards these characteristics.

Speaker Bio: Frances A. Griffin, RRT, MPA, has worked in health care for over 25 years, particularly in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement and innovation. Ms. Griffin is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with experience in the hospital setting including administrative oversight for quality, case management, and other related departments.  Ms. Griffin is an independent consultant and faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Previously, she worked at the CMS Innovation Center where she led the Innovation Advisors Program and served as a senior advisor to various innovation models. Ms. Griffin was full-time staff at IHI for 8 eight years, directing patient safety, infection prevention and reliability projects and collaboratives, and serving as faculty for the 100k and 5 Million Lives Campaigns. Ms. Griffin is co-developer of the IHI Global Trigger Tool and an author on several IHI white papers. She is author of numerous articles related to patient safety and quality improvement in health care and author of “Patient Safety and Medical Errors,” a chapter in The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools (3rd edition). 

This session is eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be recorded for future viewing. Links to past recorded sessions can be found below.

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To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to WebEx.
  2. Enter the session number: 629 688 543 and password: patient
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**Please note: Login information will be unique for every session. Please check our website or look for our email announcements to get the latest information for the next upcoming session.**

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For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223. 

Co-Sponsor

This series is co-sponsored by the University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety. The Institute for Patient Safety was founded as a response to the national challenge to improve patient safety and is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of health care in our region and throughout the nation.

The Institute is achieving its objectives through collaborative, patient-centered, interprofessional initiatives that include comprehensive professional and community education, applied research to generate new knowledge and innovations, and quality improvement projects that directly impact health care delivery. Although led by UNTHSC, the Institute includes diverse health care and related institutions throughout the region, as well as institute fellows and scholars who represent a broad array of health care professionals, patients, and advocates.

UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety

 

Archived Sessions

Session 1
Topic: SafetyNET - Enhancing Quality and Understanding of Patient Safety: a focus on Spinal Manipulation Therapy (SMT)
Speaker: Katherine Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD(c), Clinical Research Scientist at Parker University
Date: August 31, 2017
Watch the Recording