September 09, 2021
During the first day of HAP’s virtual Patient Safety and Quality Symposium, health care leaders from Pennsylvania and across the nation discussed the ways COVID-19 has transformed care, health equity, and the latest state and federal regulatory updates.
Thursday’s sessions began with a powerful look at the impact of implicit bias in patient care from Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, vice president and patient safety officer, MCIC Vermont, LLC.
Every hospital needs to make a plan to prioritize health equity, Wyatt said.
“There is no patient safety, there is no health care quality, unless we work on health equity and health inequity,” Wyatt said.
Among the key topics from the symposium’s first day:
HAP’s virtual Patient Safety and Quality Symposium concludes tomorrow with a look at how health care organizations can learn from their mistakes, lessons in emergency management from the pandemic, and other critical sessions about quality, safety, and family engagement.
Learn more about this year’s Patient Safety and Quality Symposium online.
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