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International Society for Quality in Health Care and Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited. Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia, October 17-20, 2022. 

This conference will explore the theme of “Designing for the Future--Community, Resilience and Sustainability” and will provide sessions on patient safety topics such as resilience, incident review, and safety improvements in low-resource environments.

Hospital Quality Institute. Long Beach, CA (October 3-4, 2022) and Napa, CA (November 6-7).

Zero harm is a stated goal across health care. This in-person conference will be held in two locations to bring improvement experience from the front line to regional audiences. Each event will feature a track examining health equity and implicit bias as factors in safe care provision.

September 21, 2022. 5:00 AM – 11:00 AM (eastern).

Incident investigations are important tools for uncovering latent factors that facilitate patient harm. This conference will draw from experience in the United Kingdom to discuss how adverse event examinations can improve care provision and will highlight efforts in the United Kingdom to focus on maternity care safety.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Orlando, FL, December 4-7, 2022.

This hybrid conference will offer workshops and interactive sessions exploring strategies from within health care and beyond to improve health care quality. A symposium will be held focusing on improvement science research and application.

Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 12, 2022.

An organization’s understanding of its culture is foundational to patient safety. This webinar introduced the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) program. The session covered the types of surveys available and review resources available to best use the data to facilitate conversations and comparisons to inform improvement efforts. 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Surveys are established mechanisms for organizational assessment of safety culture. This collection of webinars provides an overview of the AHRQ Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) and a range of content related to the successful use of the surveys. Topics covered include organizational characteristics required for successful web-based distribution of the survey and best practices for formatting, programming, and administering the surveys in a variety of environments. 

US Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s Technical Resources, Assistance Center, & Information Exchange; US Health and Human Services/FEMA COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force. June 2, 2020.

Health systems are rapidly adjusting processes to successfully respond to COVID-19 crisis demands. This webinar featured tactics used and discussed initiative results to inform continued improvement. The speaker roster included Jeff Brady, MD and Rollin (Terry) Fairbanks, MD.  

Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019;15(6):780-810.

Appropriate deprescribing can reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy, overuse, and accidental overdose. Articles in this special section cover findings from a symposium discussing guidelines for safe discontinuation of medications and research needed to support further understanding of deprescribing practices.

Massoud MR, Kimble LE, Goldmann D, eds. Int J Qual Health Care. 2018;30(suppl 1):1-41.

Skills in studying, designing, implementing, and measuring improvement initiatives are necessary to ensure broad transfer of innovations. Articles in this special issue offer insights from an international consensus-building session that explored methods of creating actionable information from health care improvement work. In the editorial, the authors suggest that guidance is needed to help investigators to enhance the rigor and transferability of results to support systemwide learning and improvement.
American Hospital Association and Health Research and Educational Trust. November-December 2015.
The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize winners are recognized for commitment to the goals outlined in Crossing the Quality Chasm. These webinars shared insights from health care organizations that received recognition in 2015 for implementing programs to form partnerships with patients, families, and their communities to generate improvements in health care and eliminate harm.
American Hospital Association; AHA.
Hospitals and health systems face challenges in implementing electronic health records that can affect safety. This webinar introduced the SAFER guides, which highlight strategies to improve safety related to electronic health record use, and educate participants about ways to implement these guides in their organizations. The session featured Hardeep Singh and Dean F. Sittig as speakers.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; AHRQ.
This Web site provides videos of plenary addresses from the 2010 AHRQ Annual Conference, including presentations by Carolyn Clancy, MD, and Atul Gawande, MD.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; AHRQ.
This Web site provides a collection of presentations on health information technology and other research areas supported by AHRQ.
Bonacum D, Corrigan J, Gelinas L, et al. J Patient Saf. 2009;5:129-138.
This publication discusses the plenary session from the 2009 National Patient Safety Congress. A panel of distinguished patient safety leaders, including Drs. Donald Berwick, Carolyn Clancy, Lucian Leape, and Dennis O'Leary, reflected on the impact of To Err Is Human and shared insights on the past and future of safety work.