Dr. Peter Pisters
UHN President and CEO, Dr. Peter Pisters, says the real goal for hospitals is to totally eliminate preventable errors. (Photo: UHN)

At a recent Academic Health Sciences Network National Symposium, Dr. Peter Pisters, President and CEO of UHN, took part in a panel discussion on High Reliability Organizations (HROs) and the healthcare industry.

The theme for this year's symposium was "Crucial conversations," exploring issues such as improving collaboration, becoming a high reliability organization, and increasing the capacity to generate and use research in practice.

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Dr. Pisters, along with fellow panelists Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO at SickKids, and Tracy Kitch, President and CEO at IWK Health Centre, discussed preventable error in healthcare and what can be learned from other high reliability industries and applied to healthcare.

Dr. Pisters said that collaboration between hospitals is critical to addressing patient safety and acknowledged the work already underway at UHN.

To learn more from the panel discussion, click here.​

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