The ASHRM Patient Safety Award

Datix partners with ASHRM to recognise patient safety innovation

ASHRM Patient Safety Award
ASHRM Patient Safety Award

The ASHRM Patient Safety Award

Launched in 2015, the ASHRM Patient Safety Award recognises innovation that promotes patient safety and overall excellence within an organisation. The award celebrates organisations who have introduced initiatives or programs that promote a culture of safety.

Award winners are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Ability to demonstrate a new approach
  • Promotion of a culture of safety within an organisation
  • Supports collaboration with other providers
  • Offers a system that can adapted or replicated by others

Datix is a proud partner of the ASHRM Patient Safety Award.

Find out more about AHSRM and the Patient Safety Award here.


The submission period for the 2018 ASHRM Patient Safety Award is now closed. The winner will be announced at the ASHRM Annual Conference in Nashville in October. Join us at 9.05am on Tuesday 9th to see us announce the winner.

At ASHRM? Why not visit the Datix booth at #437

2017 Winner
Abington Hospital

Abington Hospital, this years' winners, demonstrated their use of a structured process and standard language which has drastically improved their ability to proactively identify risk. They created a programme called "Create a Safe Night Program", which helped to address the potential for clinical deterioration in patients at risk of declining during the night. The program used multidisciplinary teams to help create situational awareness and develop enhancement plans for patient care.

2016 Winner
Greater Baltimore Medical Centre

The 2016 winners, Greater Baltimore Medical Centre (GBMC) demonstrated how their Lean Daily Management principles helped improve safety and reduce total patient safety incidents.

The Lean Daily Management approach trains employees to identify and eliminate wasted time and resources in their own jobs and encourages staff to work with colleagues to improve processes. After GBMC adopted this approach, instances of catheter associated urinary tract infection fell by 92% and surgical site infections fell by 85%.

Find out more about GBMC, their Lean Daily Management System and what winning the ASHRM Patient Safety Award means to them. Watch the video.


The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) representing enterprise risk management, clinical, insurance, legal, patient safety and other related interests. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, advocacy, publications, networking and interactions with leading healthcare organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources and the maintenance of safe working environments.

About Datix
Datix is the leading provider of patient safety software, risk management software, and incident reporting software for the healthcare sector. Datix aims to build and promote a culture of safety within healthcare organisations and continually invests in its software and services to maintain a leadership position at the forefront of the worldwide patient safety movement. More than 110 million people are protected by Datix software, which has been widely adopted by both public and private healthcare organisations around the world.