The CT Center for Patient Safety is a forceful voice for the health care consumer. Our health care system is not really a system; rather the “system” is a collection of industries that have bottom lines and whose profits can be at the expense of the patient. Read more
Patient Safety is about the systems that must be put in place to assure quality of care for everyone. We believe quality healthcare is a right.
The CT Center for Patient Safety represents the voice of patients in the following areas:
- Patient Safety Campaigns; including hospital infections, medical errors, pharmaceutical reporting, and malpractice reform.
- State legislative health policy
- National patient safety and quality organizations
- State and National agencies and officials
- Patient Safety Education
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.
JEAN REXFORD'S RECENT INTERVIEW ON WTIC'S "FACE CONNECTICUT"
Listen to CTCPS Executive Director, Jean Rexford's recent interview on WTIC's "Face Connecticut" hosted by Sam Gingerella. Jean talked about the changing face of hospital care, infection rates and other medical harm, the patients' role and voice in healthcare, and how CTCPS is engaged in representing and protecting the patient on a local and national level.
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.
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