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Patient Safety Awareness Week

It is well understood that a healthy culture leads to improved patient safety. However, many healthcare organizations struggle in this area, often because of the perception that it takes a significant amount of time to change culture, and the belief that changing culture is “someone else’s job.”

This year’s special program in celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week will feature Amelia Brooks, M.Sc., a global leader in patient safety, high reliability, and quality improvement, who will provide strategies that healthcare organizations can implement immediately to improve the safety culture in their organizations. Ms. Brooks will share how to focus on safety within the context of global health and staffing crises, helping healthcare organizations determine how to reduce burdens on front-line providers, have the courage to eliminate tasks that do not add value, and implement practical strategies to support their staff. Leaders set the tone for the culture of an organization, but everyone on the healthcare team has personal accountability and the power to effect change. There will also be a virtual exhibit hall at the end of the session.

Please join us on March 17, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET for this enlightening and engaging program with takeaways for leaders, providers, and staff alike.

Register now.

Amelia Brooks, M.Sc., is chief knowledge and innovation officer at Safe and Reliable Healthcare. She is a globally recognized leader in patient safety, high reliability, and quality improvement and has a background in human factors, culture change, and large-scale improvement efforts. She has more than 15 years’ experience improving healthcare internationally in both a consulting capacity and in leadership roles in primary care and acute care settings. Most recently before her time at Safe and Reliable Healthcare, Ms. Brooks served as senior director (Europe and Patient Safety) at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she continues to serve as senior faculty. Read her full bio

This year’s event is hosted by the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care and Patient Safety Awareness Week partners from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Practitioner Data Bank, Indian Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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