Chicagoland Patient Safety Summit: Focus on Transparency

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Kimberly O’Brien shares a recent experience: The 2011 Chicagoland Patient Safety Summit kicked off on September 15th with a heartbreaking story from an Indiana family who recently lost Michelle – their beloved daughter, sister, wife and mother – to a medical error at a Chicago-based hospital. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room of over 150 providers and other patient safety advocates as Michelle’s family recounted the painful details of the days and hours leading up to Michelle’s premature and preventable death.

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MOCPS Speakers Bureau Unveiled!

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Announcing the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s Health Care Speakers Bureau!

The MOCPS Patient Safety Speakers Bureau was formed as a resource for patient safety related conferences, seminars or meetings sponsored or hosted by your agency, association or organization.  Our veteran speakers offer their expertise on Patient Safety, Just Culture, Transparency, Disclosure, Healthcare Acquired Infections, Reimbursement, Health Care Reform and more.

5 Current Trends in Patient Safety (from ASC Review)

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Article from GE Healthcare Performance Solutions on current safety trends worth reading:  PSOs, Just Culture, review of policies and procedures, use of simulation, and reduction of variance.  PSOs is listed as the #1 trend, identified as the only way health care providers can share stories and learning without fear of litigation “because big improvements in safety are about learning.”

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MOCPS Participating in Missouri EMS Conference and Expo!

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The EMS PSO Project continues to expand! MOCPS is co-presenting a session at the Missouri EMS Conference and Expo on July 28th in Branson, Missouri, with Jason White of the Missouri Ambulance Association.  This presentation will focus on the history of the Missouri EMS PSO Project, where we are today, and where we hope to see it five years from now!

National PSO Program – Focus of AHRQ Podcast

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Hear Dr. Bill Munier, Director of the Center for QI and Patient Safety at AHRQ, discussing the national PSO program, and its importance to improving safe care.

Missouri Center for Patient Safety Announces New Website

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Patient safety web site delivers a new level of communication, awareness and learning for MOCPS participants and the public.

Jefferson City, MO (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) has introduced a new web site at for use by health care providers and the general public to enable a greater focus on important patient safety related issues and services.

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MOCPS Celebrates Five Years!

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For five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has worked for health care change by bringing organizations and individuals together to improve patient safety.   The goal: learn as much as possible about medical errors, so we can prevent them from occurring.

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