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May 2018

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Up Front

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Health care is moving back home

Providers explore new models for treating patients in their own homes rather than doctors’ offices or hospitals. spacer

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Five Answers

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What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?

We tapped five New England thinkers to share their insights. spacer

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Safety News

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New state website helps consumers 'shop' for the care they need

Cost, quality and safety data for Massachusetts hospitals and ASCs is now available online.   spacer

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Safety Snapshot

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Curious about how to engage patients in primary care safety work?

There’s a new AHRQ resource to help build those partnerships.   spacer

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One Last Thing

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Help your patients with shared decision making

The National Quality Forum drew up a playbook for providers.  spacer

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Upcoming events

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IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress

When: May 23 - 25, 2018
What: Includes keynote presentations from patient safety leaders and numerous sessions on safety culture and more. This event is the only annual meeting in the U.S. with a singular focus on safety.
Where: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Click for more information and to register

Webcast – Medical Errors in the U.S.: The Patient Perspective

When: May 30, 2018 from 2 - 3 pm
What: A discussion of results from a recent national survey on patient experience with medical errors and the implications for patients, families, health care providers, and the broader health care system.
Who: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation, including guest speakers from Tufts Medical Center and the Betsy Lehman Center.
Click for more information and to register

Grants to improve diagnosis

What:The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation is offering up to $3 million for research and innovative projects designed to prevent misdiagnosis. The Request for Proposals is open to all clinical disciplines, with grants of up to $300,000 available per organization.
Deadline: Monday, July 30, 2018
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Patient Safety Beat is published monthly by the Betsy Lehman Center, a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to catalyze the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts.

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