Foundation and HIIN to host “Patient Engagement” workshop



The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) will host the workshop “Partnering with Patients and Families to Improve Quality and Patient Safety” on Friday, January 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Fairway Centre II in Irving/Las Colinas next door to the DFWHC headquarters.

This event is intended for HIIN hospital participants only and is complimentary. Tanya Lord, a content expert at the American Hospital Association’s Health Research and Educational Trust, will serve as the main speaker.

Patient and family advisors (PFA) play an important role in improving quality and patient safety, not only at the bedside but also within the structure of healthcare organizations. With the right preparation for both PFA and hospital staff, engaging patients at all levels is an effective strategy to reach patient safety goals. This session will review methods and tools to engage patient and family advisors in patient safety and quality improvement initiatives.

Learning Objectives will include:
• Partnering with patients to reduce harm;
• Identifying methods to engage patients;
• Using tools provided to prepare staff and patients.


This activity has been submitted to the Texas Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Texas Nurses Association-Approver is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

You can register here.

For information, please contact Patti Taylor at [email protected].