American College of Physicians to Expand Near-Miss Registry
The American College of Physicians announced its collaboration with the New York ACP chapter to extend its medical Near Miss Registry into a national patient safety reporting and professional educational program.
ACP's New York Chapter and a statewide advisory committee pioneered the first statewide near miss registry. In the initial phase, the near miss investigators trained more than 3,000 residents in internal medicine throughout the state. In later phases of the registry and education program, it was extended to all physicians and allied health professionals. An educational program for healthcare professionals outlining patient safety, system barriers and steps to identify near miss events was presented at more than 50 hospitals and professional societies across New York.
Building on this effort, ACP has joined forces with NYACP to expand the Near Miss Registry nationwide, including expansion to outpatient healthcare practices. It will link registry reports of near misses to educational resources that will help clinical teams strengthen patient safety through data-driven system improvements shown to be effective.
"Our goal is to change the culture of healthcare into one that learns from mistakes and shares best practices in patient safety," Dr. Fried said.
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