“The Summit student program will help create awareness
[of improvement science] in students before they graduate
and enter the workforce.” - Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, Vice President,
System Nursing Research, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System,
ISRN Steering Council Member
The need to disseminate and implement ‘what works’ in healthcare is at an all-time high but there exists a gap in capacity and infrastructure at many hospitals and primary care clinics to seek out best practices through the literature and implement them successfully within their normal care processes. The rate limiting step in implementing healthcare improvement strategies is the speed with which research discoveries are implemented into practice.
Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation Launches the Batz Guide iPad App
ISRN Coordinating Center, ISRN - April 8, 2013
The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation has created the Batz Guide iPad App. The purpose of this app is to provide a tool that aids families, medical staff, and patients to monitor care in real time. In addition to monitoring medication prescriptions, the app will enable a patient to set alerts and triggers that will remind them of medication times while striving to prevent dosage errors (over dosage or wrong dosage).
Improving Patient Safety through Effective Team Performance
ISRN Coordinating Center, ISRN - April 5, 2013
“Patients and caregivers should not be at risk in the ways they often are now. We are working to radically change healthcare culture and plot a course to zero tolerance for causal factors of error, ”1 Mary Salisbury, MSN, RN, President, The Cedar Institute, Inc., and ISRN Steering Council Member.