By Michael Wong, JD (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)
It is with great pride and joy that I announce that this month – July 2021 – the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is turning 10!
Ten years ago today, when I pressed the publish button on the very first article to be hosted on a free WordPress blogging site, I frankly thought that the site would be up for about 6-months. At that time, I did not think that PPAHS would be celebrating 10 years of improving patient safety and care.
By Michael Wong (Founder/Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)
Eight years ago, I started Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) with the goal of improving patient safety. Initially focused on opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), PPAHS has added as key initiatives blood clots and alarm fatigue. As well, we and our collaborating clinicians have addressed many other patient safety issues, including sepsis, sharps injuries, pressure ulcers, pain management, COPD, nursing shortages, and maternal mortality. Our advocacy has been through a diverse range of mediums and venues, such as through conference presentations, articles, blogs, social media, podcasts and videos.
According to Agilience, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) is ranked #9 as a patient safety authority. Agilience “combines topic relevancy and peer recognition” to rank top authorities in about 10,000 topics.
“It is a great honor to be recognized as an authority on patient safety,” said Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, PPAHS). “It is a testament to our board of advisors, supporters, OB VTE Working Group, PCA Safety Panel, Stroke VTE Working Group, contributors, readers, our team, and countless others who have collaborated with us to improve patient safety.” Read More
Legal nurse consultant Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC joins the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety as Nurse Consultant and Podcast Moderator. Read More