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Register now for 5th Annual SC Patient Safety Symposium
Don’t wait to register your team for the 5th Annual South Carolina Patient Safety Symposium: Together let’s bring home the gold, to be held April 25 & 26, 2012 at the Columbia Marriott Hotel and presented by the SCHA in partnership with PHTS, Health Sciences South Carolina, Mothers Against Medical Error, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and the USC School of Medicine/Palmetto Health Richland Continuing Medical Education Organization.

The two-day Symposium aims to create a dynamic forum for active learning and knowledge sharing among the individuals and organizations who are working collaboratively to transform health and health care in South Carolina, including executive and medical leadership, quality improvement and patient safety staff, physicians, nurses, hospital board members, patient advocates, financial officers, compliance and risk management professionals, and health policy makers.

As a result of participating in this symposium, attendees will be able to engage leadership in creating and sustaining a just culture, involve patients and families in the coordination of care and the creation of a safe environment of care, and identify Just Culture concepts, educational opportunities and next steps for implementation.

Participants may choose from the following Learning Sessions on both days of the Symposium, including:

  • Transitions of Care – Partnership for Health Panel Discussion

  • Safe Surgery 2015: South Carolina Sharing and Learning Together: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going, and Your Part in It, PART I

  • Safe Surgery 2015: South Carolina Sharing and Learning Together: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going, and Your Part in It, PART II

  • How to Make a Safe Apology

  • The Final Check

  • Coalition for Care of the Seriously Ill

  • The Power of Long Stories
Featured sessions and speakers include:

Lessons from Yesterday/Plans for Tomorrow, by Maureen Bisognano, president & CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Ms. Bisognano previously served as IHI’s executive vice president and COO for 15 years.

Infusing True Person-Centered Care into Improving Transitional Care, by Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and head of Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Coleman is director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “hand-offs.”

The Future of Safe Surgery, by surgeon and writer Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the New Yorker. He is also associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and director of the World Health Organization’s Global Challenge for Safer Surgical Care.

Just Culture Overview and Social-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment, by David Marx, president of Outcome Engenuity, a Dallas-based risk management firm. Mr. Marx’s firm currently spends the majority of its effort on helping high-risk organizations develop safety supportive practices and culture.

To view the full Symposium brochure and to register, visit www.scha.org/files/event-registration/pss_brochure_12_v2_0.pdf.