SOURCE: Synensis, LLC

April 15, 2015 03:00 ET

Powell to Address Middle East Patient Safety and Quality Congress

Stephen Powell, CEO and President of Synensis, Will Share What He Has Learned About the Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Patient Harm at the Annual Middle East Patient Safety and Quality Congress, to Be Held at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anatara, May 11-13, in Abu Dhabi, UAE

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2015) - Stephen Powell, chief executive officer and president of Synensis, will present, "The Truth About Quality in Healthcare: How Your Safety Culture is Harming Patients," at the Middle East Patient Safety and Quality Congress on May 12, the company announced today. The 2015 Congress takes place May 11-13 at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anatara in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Powell, an internationally recognized expert in the fields of healthcare improvement, patient safety, and patient-centered care, will provide guidance on how safety culture represents an unexamined risk for most healthcare organizations and how gaps in safety culture are attributable to preventable patient harm.

The session will underscore the imperative to not only measure safety culture, but also to improve it in order to realize sustainable, consistent quality outcomes for patients. In the session, Powell will highlight:

  • The call to action for establishing a safety culture improvement program
  • The connection between safety culture and quality outcomes
  • The connection between safety culture and patient experience of care
  • Opportunities for evidence-based safety culture improvement

Endorsed by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, Executive Board of Health Ministers' Council for GCC States (KSA) and Saudi Quality Council, the MENA Patient Safety Congress will follow up on the success of 2014 by providing cutting-edge thinking on patient safety and quality. With more than 50 dynamic regional and international speakers, the Congress will engage more than 300 senior representatives from organizations such as John Hopkins Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, WHO Collaborating Centre, healthcare organizations throughout the Middle East, as well as healthcare executives internationally.

Together with their regional partner, Health Matrix, Synensis will exhibit its leading solutions for reducing preventable patient harm, including the Safety Culture Analytics Engine.

Online registration is available at

About Synensis

Synensis is committed to helping healthcare organizations worldwide achieve zero harm, and has supported more than 500 hospitals across the world in measuring, analyzing, and improving patient safety and reducing costs. Synensis offers a suite of processes and services that help organizations understand and apply safety culture results by integrating patient safety with both formal and informal learning to reduce preventable harm, improve quality, and increase operating margins.

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