Welcome to PSEP

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Our vision is to make safety culture and practice
the norm in healthcare

Our mission is to be a safety practice and culture change agent everywhere and assist organizations in achieving transformation

Our goal is to bring patient safety and culture to health systems using the PSEP approach
N E W S   &   E V E N T S

The Annual PSEP Trainer Conference and Professional Development Workshop

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   October 16-18, 2014
   Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL 60523

Please share this information with colleagues interested in patient safety education. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail by clicking here or call: 312-503-3732.

Partnership for Patients Announces Impact of Efforts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the efforts to reduce hospital-induced harm, including the Partnership for Patients of which PSEP is a partner with both the National Content Developer and the Joint Commission Resources Hospital Engagement Network, has prevented nearly 15,000 deaths in hospitals, avoided 560,000 patient injuries, and approximately $4 billion in health spending over 2011 and 2012. Additionally, the Medicare all-cause 30-day readmission rate has decreased from 18.5% to approximately 17.5% in 2013 after not experiencing any change from 2007 to 2011. PSEP’s partnership with the National Content Developer continues to September 2014, and the partnership with the JCR HEN continues until the end of 2014.

PSEP – Canada in the news

The PSEP – Canada program has recently publicized two of their success stories. The first is on the successes of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in building a patient safety culture and can be found here. The second is the story of the success that Prairie Mountain Health has been having in developing a quality and patient safety program built on the PSEP – Canada curriculum for its core educational materials. PSEP continues to be proud of all the success that our partner the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has had with the PSEP – Canada program. Read more...

PSEP – Canada Begins its Evaluation Research Phase

The PSEP - Canada Evaluative Research Plan is the next phase of its partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and is conducting a comprehensive, mixed methods evaluation of the PSEP - Canada curriculum. This project began in April 2013 and will run through September 2014. The program evaluation will include an analysis of existing demographic data, course evaluations, and test scores from Trainers who have attended PSEP - Canada training conferences; further, it will incorporate the development, administration, and analysis of qualitative surveys for both Trainers and an independent quality or patient safety representative from the Trainer’s home health care organization. The project will evaluate the extent to which PSEP - Canada Trainers have been able to implement change in their local patient safety culture, as well as lead quality improvement projects. Read more...

PSEP Welcomes Two New Faculty

PSEP is thrilled to welcome two new faculty co-directors: Dave Lu, MD, who also holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern, and Mitesh Rao, MD, MHS, who also holds academic appointments within the departments of Medical Social Sciences and Emergency Medicine at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. Read more...

PSEP to participate in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients’ Initiative
PSEP is participating in two new CMS contracts in support of the Partnership for Patients program within the Department of Health & Human Services. The Partnership for Patients aims to decrease preventable harm in hospitals by 40% by the end of 2013.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute: Development of PSEP - Canada
In partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), PSEP adapted its curriculum to a Canadian audience to create PSEP - Canada. Dr. Linda Emanuel, along with Martin J. Hatlie, and Dr. Richard H. Bell are involved in the ongoing effort to disseminate the new PSEP-Canada Curriculum throughout all of the Canadian provinces.