Preventing medical errors in SA: It can be done

Reducing the high incidence of preventable medical errors in both the private and public health sector is paramount to improving patient outcomes and cutting the astronomical costs associated with these events. But how can this be done in a country where a lack of accountability and proper measures to prevent these incidents are seriously hampering constructive attempts to stop this from happening?
On 28 March 2014, the Institute or Health Risk Managers (IHRM) will be hosting a morning seminar on the impact of adverse events on patients, medical staff and the South African health system as a whole. Presented by Prof Stuart Whittaker, one of South Africa’s leading experts in the field of healthcare improvement and quality assurance, the seminar is a must-attend-event for everyone in the healthcare industry who is desperately searching for solutions to stop these events from occurring and curb their impact on patients’ lives and the escalation in healthcare costs.  
“The Impact of Adverse Incidents and their potential to harm patients and staff, disable patients and disrupt healthcare system performance.”
Date: Friday 28 March 2014
Venue: Glenhove Conference and Training Centre, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Time: 09:30 for 10:00 to 10:45
10:45 onwards – Discussion
Presenter: Prof Stuart Whittaker, CEO of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA)
Venue: Glenhove Conference and Training Centre, 52 Glenhove Road, Johannesburg
To register please go to the and click on the right-hand-side of the home page.
Alternatively, contact Jane Scully at 0861112751
Cost: R560.00 (VAT excl.)
The Institute of Health Risk Managers
0861 112 751