CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) announced today that Patricia Salber, MD, MBA has joined the Physician-Patient Alliance Board of Advisors. Pat can be reach via twitter: @docweighsin
Dr. Salber is the founder and host of The Doctor Weighs In (www.thedoctorweighsin.com), which provides leading news in health, healthcare, and innovation. She is a board certified internist and emergency physician who loves to write about almost everything in healthcare, but particularly digital health innovations. She is CEO of Health Tech Hatch (www.healthtechhatch.com), a company that helps young health tech companies tell their story to the world via video and radio interviews and blog posts. She is a frequent guest on television news shows, with appearances including Fox Business News, Newsmax, Al Jazeera America, ABC, and Anderson Cooper 360.
She has worked as a physician executive for a variety of health care organizations (health insurance companies, medical groups, large employers) and currently provides consulting expertise on a broad range of topics, including health plan benefit design, quality improvement and ACO development.
She has published on many topics in peer-reviewed journals, trade publications and the popular press. Her book, The Physician's Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, was one of the first books on the topic written specifically for health care professionals.
"I am honored and excited to be working with the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, as this organization has been at the forefront in discussing critical patient safety issues and proposing solutions," said Dr. Salber. "PPAHS is helping to shape the discussion on key health issues - opioid-induced respiratory depression, blood clots, and alarm fatigue."
Michael Wong (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS) said that the addition of media advisors to PPAHS will assist the organization in helping to broadcast patient safety messages. "It is one thing to discuss a patient safety issue, such as the risk of respiratory compromise, or to develop a clinical aid, like the PCA Safety Checklist or the OB VTE Safety Recommendations," said Mr. Wong. "Perhaps the harder task is to create awareness about the need for change and ensuring that change is adopted. Dr. Salber and The Doctor Weighs In have been great collaborators in helping us encourage patient safer practices."
About The Doctor Weighs In
The Doctor Weighs In (TDWI) is a widely read and highly respected healthcare blog that was founded by Dr. Salber in 2005. Regular contributors, in addition to Dr. Salber, include Dov Michaeli MD, PhD, and a wide range of regular guest bloggers. The Doctor Weighs In is a property of the TDWI Media Group that includes Health Tech Hatch, The Doctor Weighs In on Radio, and a host of social media channels.
About Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety is non-profit advocacy group 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 health care delivery. For more information, please visit www.ppahs.org.
SOURCE Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety