The Massachusetts Coalition
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is a public-private partnership whose mission is to improve patient safety and eliminate medical errors in Massachusetts.
The Coalition's membership includes consumer organizations, state agencies, hospitals, professional associations for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, long-term care, as well as health plans, employers, policymakers, and researchers. The Coalition leverages the efforts of all of these organizations to accomplish the shared goal of improving patient safety. The Coalition promotes a systems-oriented approach to improving patient safety, identifying the causes of medical errors, and developing and supporting implementation of strategies for prevention.
On May 20, 2013, the MA Coalition celebrated its 15th anniversary with a gala event, entitled "Celebrate & Accelerate." It was a wonderful day that provided an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of the patient safety champions within our diverse membership and to share our goals for the future in order to accelerate the progress in our work to protect patients.
The event included an a series of presentations of effective patient safety initiatives by Coalition members from across the state, an early evening networking reception, and a celebration dinner at which a panel of distinguished speakers addressed the challenges and opportunities involved with keeping patient safety in the forefront of our work!
And please, save the date, April 7, 2014, for the Coalition’s springtime Patient Safety Educational Event!
"Our work at the Coalition has highlighted the value of the CARe model in preserving healing relationships between patients and their clinicians after an adverse event. We have also seen the potential for deep learning from adverse events as a consequence of the change in the organizational culture related to those events. This can significantly accelerate the pace of improvements in patient safety."
More information is available at MACRMI.
Coalition Succeeds in Infection Prevention 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlighted the work of the MA Coalition for its successful hospital C.difficile Prevention Collaborative which reduced these life-threatening infections by 25%. More information is available by clicking here.
The CDC highlighted the work of the MA Coalition for its successful hospital C.difficile Prevention Collaborative which reduced these life-threatening infections by 25%. More information is available by clicking here.
Listed below are links to the Coalition's Initiatives in the prevention of medical errors:
Massachusetts Medical Law Reports 2008 RX for Excellence Award
Joint Commission 2005 National Patient Safety Goals include Coalition initiatives: