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WISH to participate in summit on patient safety


THE World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) will attend the Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety hosted by the German Federal Minister of Health, Hermann Gr'f6he, in Bonn, Germany, from March 29 to 30.
The summit is a joint initiative between the office of Gr'f6he and his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, the UK, to launch an exchange among their opposite numbers around the globe.
Last year, WISH presented early findings of research produced by its Leading Health Systems Network (LHSN) at the inaugural Patient Safety Global Action Summit 2016 in London.
On the first day of the upcoming summit, German and international experts, joined by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO); and a representative from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, will address current patient safety challenges. The workshops will cover a spectrum of topics including the economy and efficiency of patient safety as well as global exchange.
Many of these workshops will be facilitated by notable WISH community members, including Victor Dzau, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and Chair of WISH 2016 Precision Medicine Forum; Dr Donald Berwick, president Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; and Egbert Schillings, CEO of WISH. Additional issues such as mobile health and how to prevent and control infections are also on the agenda.
On the second day, the attendees will discuss health policy consequences in a closing session moderated by Egbert Schillings. (TNN)

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