November 3, 2016

In the digital age, we often overlook the human elements of health care. Clinicians find themselves heavily reliant on technology to diagnose and treat patients, and sometimes the important emotional factors that influence a patient’s health can get lost along the way. Similarly, the pace and urgency of providing health care services can take its toll on health care staff, who often do not take the time to focus on their own emotional state. A renewed focus on human factors will improve safety for patients and the health care workforce alike, and create an improved care delivery system.

This is why the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is joining the Virginia Hospital Research & Education Foundation (VHREF), Inova and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA) in sponsoring the 2017 Virginia Patient Safety Summit from Feb. 2-3 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. This two-day summit provides information and strategies to enhance patient safety, reduce the risk of error, and improve effectiveness of teams in the delivery of health care. The 2017 summit will focus on The Human Factor: Optimizing Safety for Patients and Providers. Participants will learn about and discuss methods for health care professionals to collaborate with patients and families in all aspects of care across the continuum. This event has gained a reputation as one of the best patient safety conferences in the nation, and attracts close to 600 attendees each year.

Click here to register.

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