In its eighth year, the Virginia Patient Safety Summit continues to provide information and best practices to enhance patient safety, reduce the risk of error, and improve effectiveness of teams in the delivery of health care. The Summit has gained a reputation for one of the best patient safety conferences in the nation, and attracts close to 600 attendees each year.

In 2019, the Virginia Patient Safety Summit will invite attendees to take a ‘pulse check’ as we pause for a moment to consider how far the field of patient safety has come in the 20 years since "To Err is Human" was published.

Join us one day early to take a deep dive on some of the most pressing quality and patient safety issues impacting organizations today. This year's Quality Intensive* will be "Patient Experience + Patient Safety = Excellent Patient Outcomes". Patient engagement is key to positive clinical outcomes. Studies have shown that patients who are actively engaged in their health and care experience better outcomes. This session aims to align quality, safety, patient experience and patient engagement, as considering all components together is sure to yield benefits for providers and patients alike.

*The Quality Intensive is the former Pre-Summit