Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety
March 2015
In This Issue

Dotseth Guest Blog for MNHAG

MAPS Executive Director, Marie Dotseth, recently wrote a guest blog for the Minnesota Health Action Group about the continuing struggle to provide clear and understandable information to health care consumers.


Marie Dotseth's guest blog for MNHAG




MAPS Transitions of Care Final Report is available now!

MAPS is pleased to announce that the final report for its work on Ensuring Safety at Transitions of Care is now available. The initiative's goal was to identify effective ways to engage health care consumers in taking a more active and informed role in the management of their health care transitions to reduce potential harm.


The final report is available on MAPS website, or if you would like a hard copy, please email MAPS to request one.

Some organizations continue to distribute packets and refer patients/residents to the campaign website www.ownbestmedicine.mn. Organizations can download a click button on their own website which directs patients to www.ownbestmedicine.mn. On the campaign website visitors can view an instructive video, print a "To-Do" list, download a tablet and smart phone app with picture and voice capabilities and access reference information. There are a limited number of packets available for consumers to use during transitions of care. Please email us if you would like to use some in your facility.
MAPS to present on Ensuring Safety at Transitions of Care at ICSI Colloquium -- May 4-6, 2015

Registration is now open for ICSI's 18th Annual Colloquium and MAPS is proud to be presenting on its safety at transitions of care work. Along with MAPS Executive Director, Marie Dotseth, also presenting will be Katherine Galligan, who will focus on the tools used in the consumer research phase of the project. We hope to see you there!


Click here for more information on the Colloquium.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Our email and phone number are below.

Marie and Betsy

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety | 612-362-3756 |
1300 Godward St NE, Suite 2500
Minneapolis, MN 55413