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New Video: Accelerating Evidence to Outcomes

The need to disseminate and implement ‘what works’ in healthcare is at an all-time high but there exists a gap in capacity and infrastructure at many hospitals and primary care clinics to seek out best practices through the literature and implement them successfully within their normal care processes. The rate limiting step in implementing healthcare improvement strategies is the speed with which research discoveries are implemented into practice.

ISRN Launches Second Wave of the Network Study on the Impact of Cognitive Load on Medication Errors

The Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) invites hospitals to engage in a research collaborative investigating the impact of cognitive load, interruptions, and distractions on medic

Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation Launches the Batz Guide iPad App

The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation has created the Batz Guide iPad App. The purpose of this app is to provide a tool that aids families, medical staff, and patients to monitor care in real time. In addition to monitoring medication prescriptions, the app will enable a patient to set alerts and triggers that will remind them of medication times while striving to prevent dosage errors (over dosage or wrong dosage).

Improving Patient Safety through Effective Team Performance

“Patients and caregivers should not be at risk in the ways they often are now. We are working to radically change healthcare culture and plot a course to zero tolerance for causal factors of error, ”1 Mary Salisbury, MSN, RN, President, The Cedar Institute, Inc., and ISRN Steering Council Member.

Choosing Wisely – Reducing Inappropriate Use

Contributed by John Øvretveit, PhD, Karolinska Institutet Medical University, Stockholm Sweden

“Choosing Wisely" - is a more effective way to enlist physicians into more appropriate testing and treatments than "de-implementation" or "stop using ineffective interventions".

TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Workshop - Registration Open

May 8-10, 2013  | San Antonio, TX

Are you a Health Professional or Educator who wishes to improve patient safety through interprofessional teamwork?

The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice is hosting a TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Workshop May 8-10, 2013.

Where to Publish Your QI Results -- UPDATE

With your comments and suggestion, the list of journals has been updated.  Keep the suggestions coming in!!

Fueled by the discussions of the CTSA Nursing Special Interest Group (SIG), the ISRN published the Blog post Where to Publish Your Results... What's Your Opinion? asking for YOUR opinion about 'where to publish manuscripts' in the emerging fields of translational science, quality improvement studies, dissemination/implementation research, and newly-dubbed fields (such as delivery systems science).

Network News Briefs

Network News is a quarterly newsletter designed to connect you to the emerging Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN)—the first nationwide collaboration of clinical and academic leaders devoted to generating a robust science to accelerate quality improvement in hospital patient care.

The Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

On Monday, we were proud to announce the ISRN's involvement with the National Patient Safety Awareness Week. We also mentioned that we were partnering with the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation in a national effort to raise awareness about safe care. In this blog post we would like to share with you the story about how the Batz Foundation came to be.

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

We can make a difference!

The ISRN membership represents hospitals and universities across the nation. Members of the ISRN can make a difference.

In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, healthcare providers, and the public, the ISRN and the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation have joined the national effort to raise awareness about safe care.


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