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Mar 20, 2019, 19:20 ET The Pennsylvania House Designates March as Patient Safety Awareness Month

Once again, Pennsylvania leads the country in recognizing that patient safety saves lives and prevents irreversible harm. On Wednesday, March 20, the ...


Dec 19, 2018, 13:37 ET MRI-related injuries are more common than you think: What you and your technician need to know

The Authority's December 2018 Advisory highlights the risks to patients who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with implanted devices, such as...


Nov 02, 2018, 12:13 ET Pennsylvania Convenes Expert Panel to Combat Diagnostic Error

Everyone will experience a delayed or incorrect diagnosis at least once in their lifetime. The causes of which are as varied and complex as their...


Sep 20, 2018, 14:27 ET Safety Risks Associated with Crushing or Altering Medication

The Authority's September 2018 Advisory highlights risks when patients crush or alter their medications, particularly among patients over 65. While...


Sep 10, 2018, 10:34 ET The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Issues Statewide Recommendation to Ensure Accurate Patient Weights

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (the Authority) issued the "Final Recommendations to Ensure Accurate Patient Weights" in licensed acute...


Aug 29, 2018, 11:14 ET Patient Safety Authority Releases RFP for Publishing Services

The Patient Safety Authority has released a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide publishing services for its quarterly journal. Interested...


Aug 15, 2018, 14:59 ET Patient Safety Authority Releases RFP for Clinical Analysis

The Patient Safety Authority has released a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide clinical analysis for its Pennsylvania Patient Safety...


Jun 25, 2018, 10:00 ET Prevention Efforts Remain Necessary as Surgical Fires Decrease Statewide

The Authority's June 2018 Advisory highlights a statewide decrease in surgical fire events. However, experts stress that continual prevention efforts ...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:00 ET New Leadership for Patient Safety in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority welcomes two new members and a new Chair to its Board of Directors. Dr. Stanton Smullens, a board member...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:00 ET New Center Of Excellence Drives Change To Improve Diagnosis

Accurate and timely diagnoses communicated to all patients is the vision of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's newly created Center of...


May 10, 2018, 12:11 ET Pennsylvania Emerges as National Patient Safety Leader

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority released its 2017 annual report, focusing on Pennsylvania's emergence as a national leader in patient...


Mar 08, 2018, 02:28 ET Pennsylvania Patient Safety Contest Expands - Recognizing Healthcare Workers in a Variety of Patient Safety Categories

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's annual "I Am Patient Safety" contest reveals the exemplary patient safety efforts of Pennsylvania...


Feb 15, 2018, 01:59 ET For Pressure Injuries, Awareness and Prevention is Key

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has developed new resources to encourage awareness and prevention of pressure injuries — a serious patient...


Dec 20, 2017, 10:17 ET Near-Miss Event Analysis Improves Barcode Medication Administration Process

Since 2005, Pennsylvania healthcare facilities have increasingly reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority certain patient safety events...


Sep 25, 2017, 11:48 ET Proper use of Antibiotics can Prevent Resident Harm in Long-Term Care Facilities

The improper use of antibiotics in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), specifically for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), can increase ...


Jul 06, 2017, 12:52 ET Bullying in Healthcare and its Threat to Patient Safety

Bullying or aggressive behaviors between healthcare providers can seriously impact safe patient care. "Facility-reported events between healthcare...


Jun 22, 2017, 10:30 ET The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Refreshes its Website

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has refreshed its website (patientsafety.pa.gov). The refreshed site features enhanced navigation and...


May 01, 2017, 15:25 ET The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases its 2016 Annual Report

In its 2016 annual report, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority recognizes the patient safety improvements made by Pennsylvania healthcare...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:40 ET Media Alert: The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's March Board Meeting to Recognize Pennsylvania Healthcare Workers for Their Personal Commitment to Patient Safety

What: The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Board Meeting to celebrate winners of the Authority's 2017 "I Am Patient Safety" contest. Who:...


Mar 15, 2017, 12:40 ET Authority Analyzes Medication Errors in Pennsylvania Associated with Health Information Technology

Use of health information technology (HIT), such as computerized prescriber order entry systems and pharmacy information systems, can help prevent...


Mar 09, 2017, 09:51 ET Inspiring Healthcare Stories Emerge from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Annual I Am Patient Safety Contest

Each year, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority highlights individuals or teams from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities for exhibiting a...


Dec 19, 2016, 10:22 ET Substantial, Meaningful Patient Safety Improvements Made By The Authority, Healthcare Providers, And Other Agencies

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority estimates more than 2,600 lives and more than $147 million dollars were saved from 2004 through 2015 in...


Nov 10, 2016, 04:11 ET The Authority to Focus on Four Patient Safety Areas for the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania Through the National Partnership for Patients Initiative

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has continued its partnership with the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) in...


Sep 22, 2016, 09:00 ET Early Detection of Sepsis Could Save Lives

Despite the prevalence of sepsis and its serious consequences, awareness remains low, and sepsis is frequently under-diagnosed early on, when it is...


Aug 26, 2016, 10:15 ET Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Visual Analytics Reporting System Recognized As A National Emerging Innovative Technology

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has named the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority's Patient Safety Visual...