The Saudi Patient Safety Center and The Patient Safety Movement Foundation Partner
Saudi Arabia (May 24th, 2019) – The Saudi Patient Safety Center (SPSC) is pleased to announce our partnership with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals.
According to the Institute of Medicine, medical errors are quickly becoming a leading cause of death and injury to people across the globe. Preventable harm is ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States and the fourteenth worldwide.
As a Partner, SPSC will work in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals by promoting and implementing Jeddah Declaration and recently endorsed at the 72nd World Health Assembly resolution on Global Action on Patient Safety. This includes: conducting patient empowerment campaigns where patients play active role in their care delivery, encouraging event and error reporting through the national patient safety platform, introducing and promoting national policies that address harm prevention, transparency and disclosure of errors and the support of care providers safety, collaborating with national and international entities to promote safer care. SPSC will co-produce with various stakeholders’ innovative ideas to celebrate the annual World Patient Safety Day (September 17).
“At Saudi Patient Safety Center, we understand the power of shared learning,” said Dr. Abdulelah
AlHawsawi, Director General of Saudi Patient Safety Center, “We look forward to working closely with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to help eliminate preventable patient deaths together.”
This partnership in my view is a making of a “potentially powerful win – win” as
Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s vision is about ZERO HARM
Saudi Patient Safety Center aim is SAFER HEALTHCARE FOR ALL.
More than 4.8 million people worldwide and 200,000 people in U.S. hospitals die every year in hospitals from errors that could have been prevented. Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer, and cost close to $1.44 Trillion in the US alone.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit that is working with all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers such as insurance companies. Their mission and public commitment is to eliminate preventable patient deaths in-hospitals. Their annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit presents specific, actionable solutions to meet patient safety challenges and highlights the hospitals’ commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and medical technology companies that have pledged to share data. Through the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s network of committed hospitals, they have saved close to 100,000 lives in 2018 alone.
Let’s Commit Together
The challenge from Saudi Patient Center to hospitals throughout the Kingdom is to partner with us and Patient Safety Movement Foundation to achieve ZERO preventable deaths.
WHY? Joining the Patient Safety Movement is an opportunity to showcase your organizations’ approach to solving a patient safety challenge, whether it’s a large or small initiative, it has the opportunity to save lives!
Engaging collectively, we have the POWER to get to ZERO!
HOW? By MAKING A COMMITMENT to join 4, 700 + international hospitals and healthcare organizations worldwide to improve patient safety.
Its free and voluntary!
All it takes is registering at https://patientsafetymovement.org/register/
Benefits - Once Registered you will have access to:
• On- line 18 challenges and 30+ Actionable Patient Safety solutions (APSS) app (includes checklists, action plan) to overcome the leading patient safety challenges facing hospitals today.
• Gain access to a dashboard allowing you to take action on steps that will lead us closer to ZERO.
• Strategize, learn, and contribute to high-level roundtable discussions among patient safety frontrunners.
• Sign up for an Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) workgroups and participate in discussions around APS Access the “Shared Learning Network” as a committed hospital.