6th International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence
5th Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety
MAY 23rd, 2019
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Madrid-Spain).
In keeping with our commitment to quality and patient safety, we are proud to present the sixth edition of the International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence, which will take place on May 23, 2019.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s To Err is Human, a groundbreaking study that has raised awareness among the scientific community of the high number of victims of medical errors. The impact of this silent epidemic has since become a high priority of health authorities, care-management teams, and clinicians, and also a prominent concern for patients and citizens. Indeed, this seminar is a direct result of the impact that the 1999 report has had.
Since the inaugural edition of the seminar in 2014
we have sought to strike a balance between institutional and executive speakers. In past years, we have had representatives from such bodies as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Lown Institute, both of which look to develop programs and strategies to improve patient safety and care quality. Speakers with a more executive profile have led projects to implement improvement programs, and the initiatives they spearheaded have become key components in the safety strategy of their respective institutions. Some examples of these individuals we have had among us include representatives from Kaiser Permanente and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
For this edition of the seminar
we have selected speakers from globally renowned institutions, thereby offering a variety of approaches and strategies concerning the culture of patient safety.
Ms. Paula Wilson is the President and CEO of Joint Commission International. Joint Commission International is a renowned institution that evaluates and accredits health facilities around the globe, improving their processes and promoting a disciplined rollout of quality and patient-safety programs in the process.
Dr. Cat Chatfield is the Quality Improvement Editor at the British Medical Journal, one of the foremost medical journals in the world. Dr. Chatfield’s role at the BMJ is to maintain patient safety and quality as priorities within medical discourse, and she does this by opening wide-ranging discussions with persistence, utmost rigor, and professionalism.
Dr. Antonio Capone is the Director of Patient Safety at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, a leading health facility in Latin America. Dr. Capone has earned wide recognition for his achievements and innovative strategies and also lectures widely across Latin America, sharing his experience in the field of patient safety.
These three lectures will certainly be met with great interest.
As we do every year, we will close the seminar with presentations on the winning submissions from last year’s Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety and announce the winners of the 2019 edition.
The popularity of this event is clear: hundreds of professionals have joined us over the years from all parts of Spain, and we have received over 400 submissions for the award. Results like these motivate us to continue offering these opportunities for knowledge exchange.
The organizing committee
May 23rd, 2019
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Madrid-Spain)
8:30h - 9:00h Registration
9:00h - 9:20h Welcome address
Dr. Leticia Moral Iglesias. General Director of Care and Quality, Quirónsalud.
Mr. Juan Antonio Álvaro de la Parra. General Director of the Madrid Network of Public Hospitals, Quirónsalud.
Dr. Raimon Belenes Juárez. Director of the 6th International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence.
Dr. Nuria Marañón Hermoso. Head of the Patient Safety Department, Quirónsalud.
9:20h - 10:10h Opening keynote address: The Journey to "Zero Harm"
Ms. Paula Wilson, President and CEO of Joint Commission International, Chicago USA.
Moderator: Dr. Nuria Marañón Hermoso. Head of the Patient Safety Department, Quirónsalud.
10:10h - 11:00h Second keynote address: Moving forward in Quality and Safety: where next?
Dr. Cat Chatfield, Quality Improvement Editor, British Medical Journal, London, England.
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Josef Zacher. Coordinator of specialist groups. Medical Advisor. Helios Group, Germany.
11:00h - 11:20h Coffee break
11:20h - 12:10h Third keynote address: Drivers for Reducing Serious Adverse Events
Dr. Antonio Capone Neto. Patient Safety Officer, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil.
Moderator: Dr. Agustín Albarracín Serra. Corporate Dir. of Care Planning and Assessment, Quirónsalud.
12:10h - 13:00h Presentations by authors of the winning projects in the 4th Quirónsalud Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety
First prize: The patient as auditor of safe practices.
Dr. Isabel Rodrigo Rincón. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.
Second prize: What not to do in COPD.
Dr. Felipe Villar Álvarez. Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid.
Consolation prize: Using computer vision to improve clinical safety through pain measurement in patients unable to communicate (PainMED).
Dr. Rafael Sánchez Bernal. Álava Mental Health Network. Basque Country.
Special mention for innovation: Wireless traceability system for the surgical workflow: Safe, effective, and patient-centered surger
Dr. Juan Rey Biel. Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.
Moderator: Dr. Marta Cremades Sendino. Corporate Talent and HR Development Director, Quirónsalud.
13:00h - 13:30h Closing remarks and announcement of the winners of the 5th Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety
Dr. Leticia Moral Iglesias. General Director of Care and Quality, Quirónsalud.
Dr. Pedro Rico Pérez. Private Hospital Network General Director, Quirónsalud.
13:30h - 14:30h Light lunch
Ms. Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson is the President and CEO of Joint Commission Resources/ Joint Commission International, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Joint Commission. She has held this position since 2010.
Ms. Wilson is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned a Masters in Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany.
Early in her career, Ms. Wilson worked in the public sector when she held several senior positions in New York State during Governor Mario Cuomo’s administration. She also has had extensive experience in the nonprofit health sector, working in a large long-term care system and for two health-policy organizations. Prior to working at Joint Commission Resources, Ms. Wilson was an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and also was on the faculty of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Policy. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including the board of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Dr. Cat Chatfield
Cat Chatfield is the Quality Improvement Editor at the British Medical Journal, working in partnership with UK charity The Health Foundation to create a series of articles discussing key challenges for patient safety and providing practical support to help clinicians to improve healthcare. Cat co-leads The BMJ’s work to support clinician wellbeing and also sits on the Steering Committee for the International Forum in Quality and Safety in Healthcare, one of the largest patient-safety conference worldwide. In previous roles Cat created learning resources and a digital platform to teach and support clinicians to undertake QI work as Clinical Lead for BMJ Quality and was editor of the journal BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, now BMJ Open Quality.
Dr. Antonio Capone Neto
Antonio Capone Neto, MD, PhD, MBA is the Patient Safety Officer of the Albert Einstein Hospital, in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2016. He was a fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, MA (USA) in 2014–2015.
Formerly, he was the Medical Coordinator of Albert Einstein Hospital ICU and received his medical training in Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh, PA (USA).
Dr. Capone was also a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Visiting Professor in Critical Care at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Currently, his interests are concentrated on organizational safety culture, collaborative projects in healthcare and quality improvement education.
Dr. Isabel Rodrigo Rincón
Dr. Rodrigo Rincón, who has a doctorate in science and is a practicing specialist in preventive medicine and public health, has held a number of leadership positions over the years. Since 2014, she has headed the support service for clinical management and continuity of care at Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.
Over a four-year period she was the coordinator of patient safety in Navarre and since 2014 has taken up this role at Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra. Her work has earned her twelve awards, three of which are international prizes.
Dr. Rodrigo Rincón has taken part in 9 publicly funded research projects awarded following a competitive application process; the two most recent initiatives received funding under the Spanish Fondo de Investigación en Salud and had Dr. Rodrigo Ringón as the principal investigator. Both of these projects have patient safety as their primary objective, and the most recent is still under way.
She is a member of the quality committee and committee on emerging groups at the Navarre Health Research Institute and is also a member of the Research Network on Health Services for Chronic Diseases.
Dr. Rodrigo Rincón has taught numerous training courses on topics such as quality, management, and patient safety. She is also an accredited evaluator under the European Framework for Quality Management (EFQM) and Ibero-American Foundation for Quality Management (FUNDIBQ) models.
A past member of the quality committee of the health sciences faculty, Dr. Rodrigo Rincón was nominated to the post by the social advisory board of the Universidad Pública de Navarra. She trained in hospital accreditation with the Joint Commission in Chicago, and her participation in the HOPE European Exchange program took her to Derby in the UK.
Dr. Felipe Villar Álvarez
Dr. Villar Álvarez is a staff physician in the pulmonology department at Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz (HUFJD).
He holds a medical degree from the University of Salamanca and a PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is an attending physician in the pulmonology service at the HUFJD, where he provides inpatient and outpatient care and serves as the coordinator of the outpatient chronic respiratory care unit.
He is an academic advisor for medical residents studying at the HUFJD and acts as a clinical collaborator at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
A member of CIBERES group 4, Dr. Villar has coauthored more than 55 scientific publications in national and international journals, earning an h-index of 10. He is the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials and research projects.
Dr. Rafael Sánchez Bernal
Rafael Sánchez Bernal, Head of the Care Management Unit, Alava Mental Health Network. His previous roles include that of medical director of the Hospital Universitario de Álava (Txagorritxu), head of Osabide Global, the single electronic medical-record system of the Basque Health Service (Osakidetza), and director of Osarean, the Osakidetza remote health platform.
Author of 88 invited talks, 244 conference presentations, and 27 publications, Dr. Sánchez Bernal has taken part in 24 research projects and has taught in the fields of health management, quality, IT systems, health technologies, and innovation.
Dr. Juan Rey Biel
Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at the Rey Juan Carlos University Hospital, the Villalba General Hospital and the Infanta Elena University Hospital in Madrid.
After earning his medical degree at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre and becoming a certified specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Juan Rey Biel continued his training with a number of overseas fellowships. As a specialist, his primary areas of interest include reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and patients who have sustained trauma; Dr. Rey Biel assists these patients by providing them with tissue transplantation, surgery for deformities of the teeth and face, and certain microendoscopic procedures to address issues related to the salivary glands. He has published widely in these areas, offering specific courses on these fields for specialists and residents.
Over the last three years, he has taken part in efforts to revamp care processes, first as the initiative’s multidisciplinary head and currently as a member of the unit for clinical and organizational innovation.
Presentation of the prizes
Presenting the 5th Quirónsalud Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety
Coinciding with the 6th International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence, Quirónsalud is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety.
Since the award was instituted in 2015, we have received a sizable number of submissions, clearly indicating the high degree of interest in practical approaches to improving patient safety within Spanish health facilities as well as the increasingly solid commitment of health-care professionals and management teams to safe patient care.
It is a privilege to evaluate such high-quality submissions from most all regions of Spain as well as from abroad, nearly all of which have concrete aims linked to measurable results.
In keeping with the organization’s aim to attract presenters from Latin America to the International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence, this and future editions of the patient-safety award will be supported by a concerted effort to announce calls for proposals across Latin American countries. We are convinced of the need to share knowledge on best practices between the Spanish context and Latin American settings, as doing so will drive substantial improvement.
In announcing the call for proposals for this edition of the award, Quirónsalud continues to make good on its commitment to improved patient safety, both domestically and beyond our borders. We hope to continue receiving proposals with the same degree of quality and innovative thinking from a wide range of locations
The Award Committee
The prizewinners 2019
The 2019 prizes for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety were awarded to the following projects:
- FIRST PRIZE: Neumolean Project: Excellence in outpatient care, U. Fundación Jiménez Díaz.
- SECOND PRIZE: Impact of safe-water policies in preventing in-hospital infections due to multiresistant micro-organisms in non-critical inpatient care, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge.
Due to the many high-quality proposals received this year, the awarding panel has given out 3 honorable-mention prizes this year:
- Implementing a rapid-response team for inpatients showing clinical deterioration, Clínica Ricardo Palma, Peru.
- Evaluation of an evidence-based intervention to reduce bloodstream infections due to central vascular catheter in newborns with very low birth weight. INBERBAC-Neo, Hospital Universitario Cruces-Biocruces Bizkaia.
- TANDEM Project: Transition points and medication reconciliation in high-risk patients, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón.
Getting to the venue
Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz.
Avda. Reyes Católicos, 2
28040 – Madrid
Paradas de Metro:
- Islas Filipinas
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