Cassatt Insured Group Hosted 20th Annual Risk Management and Patient Safety Symposium

MALVERN, Pa. (May 16, 2017) – Cassatt Insured Group, a captive insurance group for hospitals and other healthcare organizations, hosted its 20th Annual Risk Management and Patient Safety Symposium on April 26 for member hospitals.

The Risk Management and Patient Safety Symposium analyzed significant patient safety concerns that continue to challenge the healthcare system. Throughout the day-long event, Cassatt’s member hospitals learned how to become better learning organizations by addressing topics such as the power of listening to patients, the benefits of transparency when addressing adverse events, identifying the importance of culture when improving safety and decreasing risk, and practical steps to becoming a learning organization.

“This yearly event has become a staple of Cassatt’s patient safety and risk management programs,” said Maureen Barnes, Vice President of Risk Management and Patient Safety at Cassatt. “We hope that by understanding and discussing best practices, our member hospitals can pave the way for improving the future of healthcare.”

The lectures for the symposium were:

  • Cultural Transformation in Quality and Safety – Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc, Partners Healthcare
  • Closed Claims Discussion Panel: Lessons Learned – Todd Braun, MD, Abington-Jefferson Health; Jacqueline Howenstein MSN, RN, CEN, Grand View Health; Eli Dweck, MD, Aria-Jefferson Health; Carli Meister, M.Sc. (A), RN, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital; John Burke, MD, Crozer Keystone Health System
  • Right Place, Wrong Patient: Prescriptions for Avoiding Patient ID Errors – Bill Marella, ECRI Institute
  • Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions – Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH, MSc, FAAFP, Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Debriefing After a Claim: Pearls and Pitfalls of Infections Disease – Amalia Romanowicz, Esquire, Post & Schell; Sukhjit Takhar, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The symposium is presented in joint-sponsorship with Crozer Chester Medical Center.



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