SIGNING OFF AND SIGNING UP
On January 1, 2015, Lisa Freeman will become the next executive director of the CT Center for Patient Safety. We are in good and competent hands. Lisa has a very fine mind as well as a big heart. She is thoughtful and thorough and eager to assure that our mission of improving quality and safety as well as protecting rights of all patients remains central and vital.
It has been a wonderful ten years - thirteen really - for three years before we became a not for profit, we worked together as Connecticut Patients Rights. CPR - we have always wanted to rescue our inefficient health care system and turn it into a system that worked for patients and their families. Read the full letter from Jean here.
JEAN REXFORD ADDRESSES HOSPITAL AQUIRED INFECTIONS ON WFSB CHANNEL 3
Jean Rexford recently spoke with Eric Parker, Chief Investigative Reporter for the Channel 3 I-Team (WFSB). His report on hospital acquired infections, including his conversation with Jean was aired on November 3rd, in two segments. If you were unable to watch it when it aired, the links to the two-part report on Connecticut's WFSB Channel 3 are: Part I and Part II
REMOVING BARRIERS. CREATING HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR CONNECTICUT'S NEWLY INSURED
The CT Center for Patient Safety has completed a study examining the profile of the newly insured. It identifies barriers that exist for individuals in getting health insurance coverage and obtaining safe and reliable health care. Based on findings from a national literature search as well as perspectives from a panel composed of national and local leaders, this report proposes a plan to address the problems by focusing on strategies, materials, and proven solutions from Connecticut and national experts. The study was funded by the CT Health Foundation. Lisa Freeman was the lead researcher. The complete report can be read here.
THE CONNECTICUT PARTNERSHIP FOR PATIENT SAFETY FORMS BOARD
We are excited to share the official launch of CPPS! This collaborative endeavor has set its focus on patient protection and patient safety by reducing patient harm caused by the State's healthcare delivery system through collaborating with and enhancing the many patient safety/quality improvement initiatives already underway. Jean Rexford, representing the patient voice, sits on the Board. Read the full press release here.
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS NOW BEING OFFERED
CT Center for Patient Safety is a resource for nursing schools, medical schools and all other health professionals. We have developed and are currently presenting workshops on patient safety at Nursing Schools and Universities in CT. Our very popular workshops share insight from the consumer/patient perspective on patient safety issues. If you wish to get additional information or are interested in having us present a workshop at your school or organization, please contact Jean Rexford, CTCPS Executive Director.