Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Dubai Healthcare City Authority launch patient safety movement in the Middle East

DHCAPSMF partners locally to launch first Patient Safety Movement in the Middle East. (Image source: patientsafetymovement.org)The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) has announced the first patient safety movement of its kind in the Middle East that aims to eliminate preventable deaths

The movement, which is being spearheaded by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), started with a roundtable on the Patient Safety Movement that took place on 7 November 2017.

“This is an incredible move by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority to address patient safety,” said Joe Kiani, founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “This is the first incredible step to enabling hospitals to open the conversation and put into place programs that properly protect both the hospital and patient from hospital errors to improve patient safety.”

The topic of patient safety is a shared responsibility and of vital importance across the globe. In the United States, where the PSMF originated, the focus is on collaborating and breaking down information silos that exist between hospitals, medical technology companies, the government and other stakeholders. Working in collaboration with industry leaders, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation has developed actionable patient safety solutions (APSS) that has enabled thousands of hospitals to prevent hospital errors and increase patient safety. In early 2017, more than 3500 hospitals from 43 countries across the globe made commitments to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to save more than 69,519 lives.

In Dubai and across the Middle East, DHCA is introducing the movement to provide a medium for the exchange of actionable ideas within health care systems to improve the coordination of care for patients and positively impact their quality of life and those of their loved ones.

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