The Massachusetts Coalition
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is a public-private partnership whose mission is to improve patient safety and eliminate medical errors in Massachusetts.
The Coalition's membership includes consumer organizations, state agencies, hospitals, professional associations for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, long-term care, as well as health plans, employers, policymakers, and researchers. The Coalition leverages the efforts of all of these organizations to accomplish the shared goal of improving patient safety. The Coalition promotes a systems-oriented approach to improving patient safety, identifying the causes of medical errors, and developing and supporting implementation of strategies for prevention.
2017 Patient Safety Forum
Save the Date: March 30, 2017
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2016 Patient Safety Forum
Read the program materials
Read the materials from past annual forums
Listed below are links to the Coalition's Initiatives in the prevention of medical errors:
Selected Coalition Accomplishments
Successful Improvement Collaboratives:
Joint Commission 2005 National Patient Safety Goals include Coalition initiatives:
The National Patient Safety Goals established by the Joint Commission for 2005 for hospitals nationally included new standards for the two topics which were already the focus of statewide patient safety initiatives sponsored by the Coalition and Massachusetts Hospital Association - Reconciling Medications and Communicating Critical Test Results. The safe practices and toolkits for these topics may be found on the Initiatives page.