Global Patient Safety Forum

The GPSF is a convening alliance with a mission to save lives, save money, and build value in the community it serves.  The Forum was expressly founded to make available important content that the collaborators want to share more broadly. This website is not intended to compete with any other initiative and will meet its objectives if collaborators and those interested in the topics share the information with their communities. There are no financial requirements of users of the site. Certain communities are private in order to protect those we serve and those who serve. Those we serve are patients and their families. Those who serve are the caregivers, administrators, researchers, educators, and staff in the healthcare industry.

Global Innovators Network

We are a global network of leaders from academia, industry, government, NGOs, philanthropy, and faith-based organizations who are collaborating on best practices in leadership of innovation. Spawned to meet the global needs of innovators in healthcare and patient safety, our work has expanded to multiple sectors with a focus on mentorship and development of great leaders. There is no specific commercial purpose of this website and no required financial relationship between the collaborators. No direct, indirect, or affiliated financial support of any type from the healthcare industry has funded this site or communities of practice served here. The information available through this website is entirely free.

CareUniversity.  CareU was developed in response to enormous unmet needs expressed by families and professional caregivers. Not a college or university, it partners with higher education institutions to deliver knowledge that can earn course credit and certificates of completion as well as novel incentives for consumers.

High Impact Care Hazards: There are certain conditions that are frequent and severe that can be prevented by new consumers and caregiver behaviors. We call these conditions that can threaten the physical and financial health of everyone “high impact care hazards”.

Lifeline Behaviors: The new behaviors that can protect us, we call “lifeline behaviors”. They can be taught online, in groups, and in many new ways such as over mobile phones. CareUniversity connects people to great resources and does not compete with medical, nursing, and pharmacy schools. It compliments their curricula with practical concepts, tools, and resources.

Competency Currency: It is critical that the competency of new lifeline behaviors or skills be maintained. So for certain courses and programs, CareU has modeled its program of re-certification of competencies after the aviation industry.

Although much fewer in number as a community force, there are many CareDads who are taking the lead fortheir families health and well-being and there are many coaches and mentors who are also looking out for our nation’s children. There are many sons, daughters, and other family members taking care of their parents as well.

The CareMoms program and training through CareUniversity have been designed to support a grassroots effort to engage our community CFOs – Chief Family Officers – to prevent healthcare accidents in their families. CareMoms can help them rally and support their local hospitals to win the war on healthcare harm and prevent common healthcare accidents in certain very common “High Impact Care Conditions” in acute care, chronic care, and preventive care.