CHICAGO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has released a new interview with Mari Miceli, a nurse and the creator of patient safety smartphone app, PatientAider.
The app, available on iOS and Android, is a tool designed to help patients, families and their advocates while in hospital educate themselves about patient safety. Says Ms. Miceli on the app's design:
"It's a resource and it's for patients families and friends in the hospital. It has communication strategies to help patients and families stand up for themselves, and also explains medical language to provide patient safety information and then it has patient stories in it to help explain why the education is so important."
The interview was released as part of PPAHS' ongoing series of content focused on clinician interviews about patient safety. Previous interviewees include Harold Oglesby, RRT on the event-free use of opioids; Thomas Frederickson, MD on the importance of monitoring patients receiving opioids; and Eyal Zimlichman, MD on the ROI of continuous electronic monitoring.
"This interview provides an interesting perspective on patient safety," says Michael Wong, JD (founder & executive director of PPAHS), "PatientAider opens up new dialogue on how new technologies, like smartphone apps, could be employed to keep patients safe."
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to promote safer clinical practices and standards for patients through collaboration among healthcare experts, professionals, scientific researchers, and others, in order to improve healthcare delivery. For more information, please go to www.ppahs.org.
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SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS)