September 01, 2015

Missouri DIFP regulatory health boards' Patient Safety Conference draws capacity crowd

Second annual conference fosters opportunity for regulators and professionals to discuss best practices

Jefferson City, Mo. - The second annual Patient Safety Joint Regulatory Conference held in Jefferson City attracted more than 300 licensed health care professionals. The Aug. 28 conference was hosted by 10 regulatory health boards from the Division of Professional Registration.

"This conference provided an energizing forum for professionals from all segments of the health care industry to join state regulators in learning ways to keep even the most vulnerable patients safe while delivering compassionate and state-of-the-art care," said John M. Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.

Physicians and other health care professionals as well as directors of health care programs presented at four sessions:

  • Combating Compassion Fatigue to Improve Patient Safety.
  • Patient Safety and Impaired Patients.
  • Safe Health Care Delivery with Sign Language.
  • Keeping Patients Safe in the Telehealth World.

The first Patient Safety Joint Regulatory Conference held last year was hosted by the Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy and Healing Arts boards. This year's conference was expanded to include the Chiropractic Examiners, Podiatric Medicine, and Respiratory Care boards, and the Psychologists, Professional Counselors, and Social Workers committees.