SimGHOSTS announces affiliation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation as a Committed Partner

09/30/2017

 

 

 SimGHOSTS have joined the Patient Safety Movement as a Committed Partner, to help address the largescale problem we face worldwide; preventable medical errors within hospitals.

 As a Committed Partner, SimGHOSTS will demonstrate alliance with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation by participating in the PSMF’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) workgroups to develop a Simulation Plan for select APSS. SimGHOSTS encourages all our hospital-based members to promote the use of APSS in their workplace and request that the hospital make a formal commitment through the PSMF to the 0x2020 mission. Additionally, SimGHOSTS supports the Patient Safety Movement Foundation through promotion of the 0x2020 mission at our events, website and social media channels. 

 "At SimGHOSTS, we understand the power of shared learning," said Lance Baily, Executive Director of SimGHOSTS, "We look forward to working closely with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to help eliminate preventable patient deaths together."

More than 3,000,000 people worldwide, and 200,000+ people in the United States die every year in hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. It is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US and the cost is close to $1.44 Trillion. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a non-profit that is working with all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. Their mission and public commitment is to eliminate preventable patient deaths by the year 2020 (0x2020). Their annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit presents specific, actionable solutions to meet patient safety challenges and highlights the hospitals’ commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and medical technology companies that have pledged to share data.

SimGHOSTS.org, aka The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals who operate healthcare simulation technology and spaces through: hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development.