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Global Innovators Network

We are a global network of leaders from academia, industry, government, NGOs, philanthropy, and faith-based organizations who are collaborating on best practices in leadership of innovation. Spawned to meet the global needs of innovators in healthcare and patient safety, our work has expanded to multiple sectors with a focus on mentorship and development of great leaders. There is no specific commercial purpose of this website and no required financial relationship between the collaborators. The information available through this website is entirely free.
Global Patient Safety Forum

The GPSF is a convening alliance with a mission to save lives, save money, and build value in the community it serves.  The Forum was expressly founded to make available important content that the collaborators want to share more broadly. This website is not intended to compete with any other initiative and will meet its objectives if collaborators and those interested in the topics share the information with their communities. There is no financial requirement of users of the site.
Global Patient Safety Teams

There are numerous opportunities to prevent healthcare accidents. Health Information Technology is an area of great concern to global healthcare leaders. H.I.T offers tremendous potential benefits, however it can introduce risk. The following article addresses the opportunities and the needs for careful adoption of such technologies. The article also addresses a global plan and initiatives that address such risks.

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Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

In 2013, HCC Corporation and TMIT made a commitment through the Clinton Global Initiative to take its CareUniversity program globally. Still in design and testing stages, the initiative is well underway. Click here to view a video progress report as of the first quarter of 2014. The global commitments of CareUniversity include alliances with a number of global organizations including the Conrad Foundation where children are given an opportunity to compete in the development of innovations in health and patient safety.
Original Article
Safe Use of Electronic Health Records and Health Information Technology Systems: Trust But Verify
Denham CR, Classen DC, Swensen SJ, Henderson JM, Zeltner TB, Bates DW

"Trust but verify" is a Russian phrase made famous by President Ronald Reagan during his nuclear arms negotiations with his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev, who was reported to have said of the President's use of the phrase, "You repeat that at every meeting." [1]

Trust but Verify

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Health Information Technology (HIT) and Patient Safety that clearly articulated the significant risks to patients, provided useful conceptual models, and made recommendations including verification of HIT performance; it also cited the use of existing methods such the Texas Medical Institute of Technology electronic health record computer prescriber order entry (TMIT EHR-CPOE) flight simulator. [2],[3],[4] Late in 2012, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued an action plan for public comment acknowledging the IOM report and included recommendations that would "leverage existing federal agency authorities and private sector safety programs to increase knowledge about health IT safety among health care professionals and improve how HIT makes care safer". [5]

This article has been posted by TMIT with permission from the Journal of Patient Safety.