17 episodes

Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. Let's untangle the components of safer healthcare. Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein as she engages in conversations with experts in health care and technology to examine the best paths to guaranteeing patient safety. Hear about different solutions to existing problems that are possible right now. We have the capacity during the “once in a century” pandemic to gain the attention and support of a nation to address the current and ongoing errors and adverse events that cause unnecessary illness, death, and long-term disability.

Up Next for Patient Safety National Patient Safety Board Coalition

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. Let's untangle the components of safer healthcare. Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein as she engages in conversations with experts in health care and technology to examine the best paths to guaranteeing patient safety. Hear about different solutions to existing problems that are possible right now. We have the capacity during the “once in a century” pandemic to gain the attention and support of a nation to address the current and ongoing errors and adverse events that cause unnecessary illness, death, and long-term disability.

    Proposing New Partnerships

    Proposing New Partnerships

    How has our fragmented approach to safety in health care hindered real progress on medical error? Can we reshape the healthcare landscape through directed collaboration? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and guests Leah Binder, president & CEO of The Leapfrog Group; former NTSB chair Christopher Hart, founder of Hart Solutions; Dr. Najmedin Meshkati, professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, and International Relations at the University of Southern California; and healthcare executive and patient safety leader Julie Morath, member of the IHI Lucian Leape Institute and PCAST Patient Safety Work Group, for a deep dive into the potential to create meaningful partnerships among patient safety related organizations and finally make substantial progress on preventing harms before they occur. 
    Read the show notes here: npsb.org/podcast/episode-15-proposing-new-partnerships/

    • 54 min
    Twin Crises

    Twin Crises

    How are the “twin crises” of medical error and the departure of experienced clinicians from the workforce threatening the safety of health care? What solutions for patient safety are possible in these uncertain and unstable times? In this special podcast episode revisiting an AcademyHealth webinar, join host Karen Wolk Feinstein as she moderates a conversation with four of our nation’s pioneer leaders in healthcare safety research and policy: Dr. Helen Burstin, chief executive officer at the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant undersecretary for health for Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks at the Department of Veterans Affairs; Nancy Foster, vice president of quality & safety policy development at the American Hospital Association; and Lisa Simpson, president and CEO of AcademyHealth. 

    • 56 min
    The Great Resignation

    The Great Resignation

    How has the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic devastated our already overburdened healthcare workforce? Is the “Other Pandemic” of experienced clinical staff leaving the workforce in droves making health care less safe? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and physician leader Dr. Christine Sinsky, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association, and nursing leader Dr. Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, for a striking conversation about the extent of the crisis facing the healthcare workforce and what steps we can take to reverse this devastating trend.

    • 47 min
    Lessons from a Netflix Film

    Lessons from a Netflix Film

    What happens when safety takes a backseat to profit? How can lessons from an airline tragedy guide efforts to make health care safer? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and aviation journalist Andy Pasztor, formerly of the Wall Street Journal, and transportation safety expert Chris Hart, founder of Hart Solutions LLC, pilot, attorney, and former chair of the NTSB, for a fascinating conversation on how a “culture of speed” at Boeing depicted in a recent Netflix documentary, “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing,” led to tragic consequences and how to protect safety in our revenue-driven approach to health care.

    View show notes and a transcript of this episode here.

    • 52 min
    Systemic Solutions

    Systemic Solutions

    Where have efforts to reconstruct patient safety failed and what opportunities exist to remake the landscape of patient safety? How can advances in data technologies and systems thinking help us revolutionize over the next decade? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and esteemed guests Dr. Kathleen Sutcliffe, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Vivian Lee, president of health platforms at Verily Life Sciences, for a glimpse into the potential for a collaborative, tech-enabled transformation of healthcare safety.
    View show notes and a transcript of this episode here.

    • 57 min
    England & Norway Chart the Course

    England & Norway Chart the Course

    Both England and Norway have recently established national agencies solely focused on addressing safety problems in health care. Could a similar independent, nonpunitive federal agency be the missing piece to finally put the U.S. on a clear path to improved healthcare safety? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and guests Dr. Carl Macrae, professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at Nottingham University Business School in England, and Dr. Siri Wiig, professor of Quality and Safety in Healthcare Systems at the University of Stavanger in Norway, for an inside look into the forces that inspired action on patient safety and the tactics that helped to build broad support for the endeavors.
    View show notes and a transcript of this episode here.

    • 42 min

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