Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network

PATIENT SAFETY COLLABORATIVE #1:  Reducing Patient Identification Errors

Co Chairs:
Shannon Phillips, MD
Paul Hain, MD

Specific AIM:
We will reduce the percent of patient ID band errors at hospitals in this collaborative by 50% by September 1, 2010.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital OH
Shannon Phillips, MD, MPH
Meredith Lahl, RN, MSN, CNS

Denver Children’s Hospital CO
Dan Hyman, MD
Mariel Laire

New York Hospital Queens
Laurie Gordon, MD

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center LA
Tracie Major, RN, Steve Narang, MD

James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital IN
Michele Saysana, MD

Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals AZ
John Pope, MD

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian
Anu Subramony, MD

Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital CA
Jeff Gill,


Overall, Pt Identification Rate started at 18% in September, 2010 and has decreased to an error rate of 6% in May, 2010.

Change Concepts

Raise awareness of safety risk for
Shared educational materials
Kinder, gentler ID bands