While many individuals dismiss mistakes as ubiquitous and expected, healthcare professionals do not have the luxury to do so. A mistake in healthcare may cost a life, which makes medication error ownership a professional and moral challenge.
USP's CEO Dr. Ron Piervincenzi relays his experiences and lessons learned from the 68th World Health Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland, which he recently attended as a private advisor to the U.S. delegation led by Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell.
USP staff had the opportunity to hear an animated and truly captivating presentation by Dr. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease physician who was infected with Ebola while treating patients during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa last year.
The 2015 USP Convention is over, but the theme of the meeting - 'Shoulder to Shoulder on the Path to Improve Global Health' - will continue to be echoed over the next five years. Indeed, many of those who attended didn't just make connections, they listened, engaged and sought collaborations that may truly make a world of difference.