Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019 - AHRQ & IHI
For Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019, AHRQ is working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and other partners to raise awareness about the importance of improving safety beyond the hospital in ambulatory settings. As the nation’s patient safety agency, AHRQ is supporting this event with a wide variety of activities:
- Register for the free webcast, “Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital," on Wednesday, March 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Jeff Brady, M.D., director of AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and Lisa Schilling, R.N., vice president for quality, safety and clinical effectiveness at Stanford Health Care, will discuss the state of safety in ambulatory settings. Tejal Gandhi, M.D., IHI’s chief clinical and safety officer, will moderate the discussion.
- Read Dr. Brady’s Patient Safety Awareness Week [blog post](https://www.ahrq.gov/news/blog/ahrqviews/advancing-patient-safety-beyond-hospital.html "blog post") and watch his video message. The post outlines the challenges and opportunities in promoting safer ambulatory care and highlights AHRQ’s involvement in the ongoing work of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety.
- Join the Twitter chat, “Improving Diagnosis: A Foundation for Safe Care” on Thursday, March 14, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Use #PSAW19 to participate in the conversation. The chat is co-hosted by IHI and our partner the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.