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Causes: Education

Mission: The Patient Safety Movement is connecting people, ideas, and technology to confront the large-scale problem of more than 200,000 preventable patient deaths in U.S. hospitals and 4,800,000 worldwide, each year by providing actionable ideas and innovations that can transform the process of care, dramatically improve patient safety and help eliminate patient preventable deaths. We are doing this one solution, one commitment, one hospital, one act of kindness and love, and one patient at a time. The PSMF is helping to break down silos that exist between hospitals, healthcare technology companies, patient advocates, patients, the government and all the stakeholders affected in healthcare – all of us. Together we are pushing toward ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.

Results: 4,710 hospitals across 46 countries committed to ZERO preventable deaths. These partner hospitals reported saving 90,146 lives, last year alone. 89 healthcare technology companies have signed the Open Data Pledge, agreeing to share the data their products are purchased for. The data sharing pledge will help create an ecosystem for predictive algorithms to help clinicians save lives. These include Baxter, Cerner, Drager, GE, Masimo, Medtronic, Philips, and Zoll.

Target demographics: In the US and globally, to eliminate the over 200,000 preventable patient deaths in US hospitals and 4.8 million across the globe that are losing their lives unnecessarily.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Patient lives saved last year alone of over 81,533 because of commitments made by over 4,598 partnered hospitals across 44 countries.

Geographic areas served: the United States and across the world

Programs: The PSMF is increasing its outreach and education among providers and consumers of healthcare. This includes: 1. PatientAider: The development of, PatientAider, a mobile application built to cut through the medical jargon to help the public and their loved ones navigate through their care as a hospitalized patient, exposing them to common errors and ways to mitigate risk, speak up and advocate for themselves and their loved ones. 2. Community Outreach and Education: locally, nationally and internationally. We host events to raise awareness about medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Our objective is to raise awareness and bring attention to the causes of preventable deaths in hospitals among all communities and vulnerable populations especially seniors, by empowering providers, patients, and families through education of medical terminology, protocols, and medical errors so they may better advocate for themselves and loved ones. We will also be going into school districts starting in Southern California and going national with this education. Globally, we partner with local Ministers of Health, healthcare providers, associations, organizations and NGO's to address the most pressing health needs with an emphasis on patient safety. 3. Patient and Provider Videos: We can’t explain why a place of healing became a cause of tragedy. What we can do is extend an invitation to join patient advocates, mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, and sons and daughters who are working passionately towards a single goal – ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization brings together policy makers, technology, innovators, healthcare leaders and industry partners to advance patient safety. Their commitment to zero harm is fierce and focused. The patient and family advocates who passionately share their stories further inspire the body of work to obtain no harm. One of the best organizations that I have participated with in healthcare.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Incredible and inspiring organization devoted to saving patients' lives from preventable medical errors. Patients and their families are the driving source in bringing together healthcare professionals, technologists, advocates, policy-makers and researchers. These groups collaborate to create patient safety solutions for healthcare systems.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization. They bring together hospitals, healthcare professionals, medical technology companies, patient advocates, drug companies, government and medical supply companies in the goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020. Very inspiring speakers at summits and in videos which motivate and challenge everyone to prevent medical errors. This organization changed my perspective and life about preventable medical errors.

Umesh P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended your conference in London when Mr Bill Clinton was one of the speakers and you awarded Mr Hunt, who was the Secreatary of State of Health and Social Care for his work on patient safety.

The whole conference was amazing. I met lot of fantastic World leaders with an interest in patient safety.

We reduced harm to patients in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh FT when I was Medical Director (2008 to 2016) by 90% over 8 years. We transformed Culture of bullying, Club Culture to kind, caring, compassionate learning Culture. We empowerd staff, patients and public to speak up

We engaged staff and patients. We removed Culture of blaming, bullying and fear. We implemented honest learning and supportive Culture. We created staff happiness Culture.

We implemented some excellent measurements. We focused on elderly care, medicine management, hospital acquired infection, in-patients falls, deterirating patients and excellent team work and good governance and accountability Culture.

Patient safety must be given top priority and it needs leaders with honesty, sincerity, integrity and courage.

Patients, families must be fully engaged and staff must be supported to do a great job.

In a Culture of fear of litigation, loss of reputation, loss of job, punishment, humiliation staff are scared report. We must change Culture of fear and bullying so that staff learn and provide safest and the best care to each and every patient.



Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great non-profit with one of the best missions out there. It is lead by a strong team who is focused on stopping every preventable death in hospitals across the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Health is everything. Dont let q mistake take it away.

Eric A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This nonprofit seems to be more about having unrealistic goals (ZERO preventble deaths by 2020) to lure people in, and having expensive seminars in expensive beach hotels with Bill Clinton as a guest speaker, and lots of ties to the medical device manufacturing industry, than actually accomplishing any true patient safety efforts. The seminars are so expensive that most patient safety advocates/victims can't afford to go. So they ask a few to come on a scholarship, then just drop them when they're done with them.

It appears to me to be a shell just to raise money to have a big expensive party.

Vonda Vaden B.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation keeps its focus clear and actions aligned; inspiring people in every part of the healthcare ecosystem to plan for and track progress toward zero preventable hospital deaths. The PSMF leadership mission has been particularly effective at unifying legislators, administrators, clinicians, patients and their loved ones, as well as media and medical innovators.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After my husband's death from a Hospital Associated-Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE), I felt an urgent need to intervene on the third leading cause of death in the U.S., preventable medical error. I researched several nonprofits and found the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's sense of urgency to appropriately match the crisis. PSMF knows that hospitals require an extraordinary level of commitment, orchestration and implementation to be the safe havens the public expects and deserves. PSMF unifies the people shaping health care delivery and the people receiving health care to insist on, plan for, and provide safe care. PSMF team members, partners, advisers, sponsors, and volunteers make a measurable impact on safety in health care, globally, 365 days a year.

Edwin L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PSMF is one of the few non for profit international organizations with such a noble cause. The goal of Zero Preventable Harm in healthcare is the only executable goal for our industry. My organization has adopted all of the Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and we have made significant improvement in patient safety with more work to do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PSMF is one of a kind. The energy, knowledge, passion and action it is creating is saving lives. By creating an organic energy healthcare organizations and providers are moving the number to zero in a meaningful and measurable manner. I commit to Zero.

1 Charlie M.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

got connected with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2013, the Say/Do Ratio performance of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is righteous and beyond excellent
Mission, Vision and Values have carried the day and will continue
Proud to serve , proud of the Patient Safety Movement Foundations making a difference for all of us

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Steering Committee and have been attending PSMF events since the beginning. I have seen first-hand how they have effected change and saved lives through advocacy and education. Eliminating preventable medical error is a cause everyone can get behind, and should. PSMF is an amazing organization, dedicated to promoting best practices internationally to improve the lives of countless of patients worldwide. Together we can get to zero.

Advisor

Rating: 5

There is no more important work to be done than to help solve a chronic "patient safety crisis" condition where over 1000 people per day are lost to preventable causes in US hospitals. How have we come to tolerate this? I lost my own wife 5 years ago to such a tragedy. To this day, the hospital has said nothing about their error or her death, yet everyone got paid in full for all associated charges. How does such an unaccountable healthcare deliver system continue to operate like this ? PSM is trying to change all of this and it needs your help and your voice. Please join our efforts before you, or a loved one, becomes yet another tragic statistic.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation truly addressed an issue that is often overlooked, preventable patient death due to medical professional mistakes. Through their presentation, they have identified 16 root causes to this issue. But my favorite is preventable death due to information lost at handoff among providers. Totally avoidable. Their program creates awareness and systematic advice that maximizes information integrity needed for continuous service. I Know they saved over 81,000 lives already but even if it was one. Totally worth it

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Thank you HAscha for your review. It is the support of people like you that allows us to save more lives, each and every day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is so important because they are saving actual lives. Interning at PSMF has opened my eyes to the important changes that should be made in every healthcare institution to create an organizational culture that prioritizes patient safety. All of the individuals involved with PSMF are dedicated to achieving their goal of zero preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020 and work tirelessly toward realizing it. As a result of my involvement with PSMF, I am both a better patient and a better advocate for the safety of others in hospitals.

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Dear Writer, thank you for your review, for choosing the PSMF to intern at and for all the support you provide in order to save more loves faster.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement is exactly what we need to move the discussion forward toward Universal Healthcare in America, where ALL of the people get ALL of the care. This group is focusing in on preventable deaths and the other hidden costs associated with medical errors, and providing tools to both patients and providers to improve performance and the entire Healthcare experience. Thank goodness PSMF has taken on this effort.

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psmf2012 06/08/2018

Thank you Dr. Bill. We really appreciate your feedback. It is the support of physicians like you that helps us spread the word among the community at large, especially the senior one, to better equip them with the knowledge that will keep them safe in hospitals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is one of the most committed group of professionals focused on reducing medical errors through clear actions grounded in evidence and science. The most important word is actions - they are putting their mission into doing!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Our hospitals must become safe havens. Places where you can feel that all the checks and balances are in place and rigidly enforced by everyone working there. All doctors, nurses and the whole team have created a high reliability organization and can prove it. That is what the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is all about; pulling everyone together to create the right solutions to stop preventable errors and the resulting preventable deaths and the sorrow and cost that this generates.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What's so impressive about this organization is its commitment to share and implement actionable patient safety solutions with hospital and healthcare organizations around the world. It's grown exponentially since its inception in 2012, garnering the support of the very leaders who are in a position to make a difference. Zero patient deaths by 2020 (down from 200,000-400,000 per year in US hospitals alone) is a may seem like an impossible goal. But in the words of founder Joe Kiani, "If 0 is the wrong number, what's the right one?"

Amen!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Patient Safety Movement on multiple occassions. The dedication shown by its members worldwide to eliminate preventable hospital deaths is inspiring. The level of care and concern by clinicians and administrators is genuine and sincere and their dedication to improving processes and procedures to cultivate a culture of safety will make each of us safer anytime we walk through a hospital’s doors.

Their free Patient Aider App provides guidance and information to assist patients, their family members and loved ones in navigating hospital situations. Your smart phone should not be without it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen the patient safety movement grow from a small local non-profit to one that now is truly global! It was so neat to see they moved to England for their big meeting last year! It's amazing to see what a small group of hardworking staff and a large group of volunteers can do together to help raise awareness about medical errors.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I think of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, two words come to mind: disruptor and committed. Disruptors challenge the status quo and in true collaboration, PSMF works with a number of hospitals and healthcare organizations to achieve zero harm by 2020. It is a tremendous endeavor nobody has attempted and those of us at the Hospital Quality Institute have supported this cooperative journey for the past several years. Their commitment to patient safety is boundless and we share their passion to achieve zero harm, for each patient, each time. It is a sincere privilege to collaborate with our colleagues at PSMF.