April 6, 2022 - Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) began on Sunday, March 13, and continued through Saturday, March 19. While Patient Safety is always a priority at MEDITECH, PSAW brings MEDITECH’s patient safety-related mission and work to the forefront for all staff.
This year’s industry-wide PSAW theme of “Together We Are Better, Stronger, Safer” aligned with MEDITECH’s consistent mission to always prioritize patient safety through a collaborative effort between us and you — our customers. Read on to hear how MEDITECH acknowledged this annual event.
During PSAW, staff had opportunities to hear from executives and physicians, attend an in-person networking event, and listen to an industry guest speaker. Internal communications reminded all of how their efforts and MEDITECH's EHR contribute to patient safety.
On March 16, MEDITECH warmly welcomed guest speaker Anne Millman, Patient Safety Professional, Safety Culture Survey Content Expert, and Just Culture Trainer.
With more than 15 years of experience working with hospitals and health systems in North America, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East, Anne’s interests lie in the measurement and understanding of culture and its contributions to patient safety and staff engagement, the implementation of Just Culture principles, and the use of event reporting data to identify system defects and drive change. She has extensive experience interpreting quantitative survey data and facilitating groups of individuals to elicit feedback and context regarding their work environments to inform safety initiatives.
On May 5, Anne is attending the Customer Patient Safety Board meeting to further share and discuss her industry knowledge.
Recently enhanced with improved design and usability, MEDITECH’s EHR Safety Corner is a key channel for education related to EHR optimization and workflows. MEDITECH staff are strongly encouraged to subscribe to receive PE notifications and/or Safety Workflow/Education for their products areas. Keeping current with PEs and/or educational articles is just as valuable to internal staff as it is to you.