Conference on Patient Safety Attracts More than 450
[MMA News Now, Nov. 1, 2012] More than 450 nurses, physicians and health care advocates gathered in Brooklyn Park on Oct. 25 and 26 for the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety’s (MAPS) sixth statewide conference.
|Physicians, nurses and health care advocates gathered from across the state.|
Called “Accelerate: Taking Patient Safety to the Next Level,” the conference was designed to provide practical strategies and tools to accelerate and sustain advances in patient safety. It included 15 breakout sessions on such patient safety issues as: Increasing engagement and accountability with staff; engaging patients through shared decision making; preventing falls in health care settings; reducing mistakes in outpatient care; and reducing diagnostic errors.
Several MMA members took part in panel discussions and breakout sessions including: David Rothenberger, M.D.; Robert Meiches, M.D. and MMA CEO; Keith Berge, M.D.; Larry Morrissey, Jr., M.D.; Tim Hernandez, M.D.; Phil Kibort, M.D.; and Robert Moravec, M.D. and MMA Speaker of the House.
MAPS is a statewide patient safety coalition founded in 2000. MAPS members include more than 50 public-private health care organizations, including strategic partners such as the Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Hospital Association, Minnesota Department of Health, Stratis Health and MMIC.