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.
Healthcare simulation has had a powerful impact on medical education, giving students and providers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with complex procedures within a safe, controlled environment. But what is the potential for simulation to also help address the persistent problem of medical error? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and guests Lance Baily of Healthysimulation.com and Dr. Paul Phrampus of the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research, for glimpse into the future of healthcare simulation and how it can transform safety for both patients and providers.
Listen to the episode here: https://bit.ly/UpNext18
Engineering Systems for Safety
What can we learn from the havoc that the pandemic wrought on our emergency departments? How can we redesign healthcare systems for greater safety and resiliency? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and guests Dr. Chris LeMaster and Tina Vitale-McDowell, both emergency department leaders, for a dive into how systems engineering approaches can address some of the biggest challenges in healthcare safety and what we can learn from the lived experiences of our frontline workers.
Listen to the episode here: https://bit.ly/UpNext17
Designing Safety with Urgency
How can we close the implementation gap to translate patient safety research into practice? What role can technology play in this process? Join host Karen Wolk Feinstein and two award-winning researchers, Dr. Hardeep Singh of Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Dr. Jason Adelman of Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, along with filmmaker Mike Eisenberg of Tall Tale Productions, for a glimpse into the pioneering patient safety research happening today and the promise of tech-enabled solutions to equip clinicians in designing safer systems.
Check out the show notes here: https://npsb.org/podcast/episode-16-designing-safety-with-urgency/
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/
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.
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.
Very important topic
The general public remains generally unaware of the risks they face when receiving care in a hospital (and other settings). This is a very important podcast on a critically-important life-and-death issue in the U.S. (and the world). Please take a listen.
If you care about your own wellness and that of others, this pod should be in your regular rotation of regular listens.