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Patient Safety Learning Labs: Effective Collaborations for Enhanced Patient Safety
DescriptionPatient Safety Learning Labs (PSLL) are a program funded by US Agency for Healthcare and Quality, and represent a substantial investment by the US federal government to strengthen capacities for applying system engineering methods in healthcare to improve patient safety. Human factors professionals have been well represented in the program as investigators and consultants. This panel is composed of leaders in 4 PSLLs, as well as overall program leaders, to address questions on the PSLL program, roles of human factors professionals in the program, and considerations for success PSLLs. The panel will help those human factors professionals contemplating forming PSLLs or active in a PSLL, and solicit input from human factors communities on ways to achieve effective collaborations for enhanced patient safety.