Synensys CEO Dr. Stephen Powell authors the Foreword in the new textbook, Essentials for Quality and Safety Improvement in Health Care – A Resource for Developing Countries. The authors, Christopher Ente and Dr. Michael Upke, provide fit-to-purpose guidance for low to middle resource countries desiring to implement evidence-based safety and quality improvement methods and practices in their local health systems. Dr. Powell describes one of the benefits from this resource in this following excerpt from the Foreword, “…the authors provide the reader with practical, well-researched actions they can take to improve patient safety and healthcare quality no matter the level of resources available within their healthcare setting.” Many of the current patient safety and quality improvement methods recommended in high resource countries may not be well-suited for other global health settings due to a lack of infrastructure, insufficient ongoing support, or other fiscal constraints. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that patient safety is a global issue linking the well-being of all people regardless of borders,” said Dr. Powell. He added, “The timing of the publication of this important book could not be more perfect as our global patient safety colleagues begin to reset, restart, and redesign our safety systems to address future health challenges.”
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