Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Patient Safety Day -- July 25th, 2010

MITSS would like to join with the organizers, the World Patient Safety Day Committee, and the thousands of organizations and individuals worldwide in commemorating National, World, and Global Patient Safety Day which will be observed on July 25th. Please take a moment this Sunday to reflect and join in a shared vision of safer healthcare and a shared moment to honor the lives of all patients and family members affected by medical errors and harm.

We would also like to congratulate the Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) team and PULSEAmerica as they have been chosen the recipients of this year's Florence Nightingale and Dr. E. Codman Patient Safety Day Awards.

For more information, go to www.patientsafetyday.com.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"E-Patient Dave" Joins Speaker Lineup for MITSS 9th Annual Dinner

MITSS is pleased to announce that Dave deBronkart, best known as "e-Patient Dave," will be providing the Opening Remarks for our 9th Annual Dinner to be held on Thursday evening, November 4th, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.

E-Patient Dave is a cancer patient and blogger who, in 2009, became a noted activist for healthcare transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. The Boston Globe has called him "a recognized online champion of 'participatory medicine'." He is the author of "Laugh, Sing, and Eat Like a Pig: How an Empowered Patient Beat Stage IV Cancer (And What Healthcare Can Learn From It)," just released and available on Amazon.com. The unusual title comes from the positive approach he chose to confronting his disease.

Dave joins a wonderful lineup of speakers for the evening which will feature a Keynote by Dr. Anthony Whittemore, Chief Medical Officer and SVP of Clinical Affairs for the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. And, the Third Annual MITSS HOPE Award will be presented at the event, so save the date -- November 4th, 2010 -- and please join us!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Best Hospitals 2010-11: the Honor Roll

How does your organization rate? How do you feel about these Honor Rolls for Heatlhcare Systems? Are they accurate or flawed? We'd love to hear from you. Click the link below to read the article and see the top 20 Hospitals across the country.

Best Hospitals 2010-11: the Honor Roll
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