The Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced former professional Overwatch player and esports ambassador Jake Lyon will host the Foundation’s Unite For Safe Care Virtual Event. The event will be hosted online, available globally, September 17, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
“Preventable medical harm is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., but you still wouldn’t know it,” said Jake Lyon. “That’s because, unlike other sectors such as aviation, there’s still no culture of transparency across the healthcare business to take an honest view of the issue. Now, in a year where health worker and patient safety alike couldn’t be more important, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is calling for unity and action.”
Unite For Safe Care is a three-hour virtual event connecting patients, health workers, policymakers, celebrities, and global citizens uniting together to learn how patient and health worker safety can be advanced. This event will include memorials and tributes to honor loved ones no longer with us due to medical harm and a celebration of the patients who have survived medical harm. The program will recognize the frontline workers who are committed to make health care safe.
In June, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced the wide-ranging campaign to bring attention to system-wide improvements that will ensure better health worker and patient safety outcomes, called #uniteforsafecare. The event will also be joined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), The Leapfrog Group, and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) in co-convening the slate of programming.