AACE Launches Website to Promote Patient Safety

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:29 am EDT

Dateline:

ORLANDO, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) announced the launch of a one-of-a-kind resource for patients and their healthcare professionals at its 17th Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress in Orlando, FL. The website, called the Patient Safety Exchange, is now live and free for anyone to use.

The website, www.aacepatientsafetyexchange.com, was designed to be a comprehensive site for information on improving the safety of healthcare for those with diabetes and endocrine disorders in the United States. Specifically, the website focuses on systems improvements in patient safety and quality improvement for endocrine disorders such as diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and more.

The Patient Safety Exchange is a resource for both healthcare professionals and patients. It provides a diverse set of educational resources, from case studies to webcasts, and from current news and editorials to interactive discussions. Physicians, allied health professionals, and patients may ask questions in the Ask the Experts section of the site. There is also an extensive library, and an up-to-date glossary of terms in patient safety.

It is critically important that up-to-date and accurate information about patient safety be quickly shared with as many people as possible, said Richard Hellman, MD, FACP, FACE, immediate past-president of AACE. The Patient Safety Exchange will serve as a central hub where patients, their physicians, and their allied health professionals can all exchange ideas and information in order to ensure the best outcomes.

About AACE

AACE is a professional medical organization with more than 6,000 members in the United States and 84 other countries. Founded in 1991, AACE is dedicated to the optimal care of patients with endocrine problems. AACE initiatives inform the public about endocrine disorders. AACE also conducts continuing education programs for clinical endocrinologists, physicians whose advanced, specialized training enables them to be experts in the care of endocrine disease, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, growth hormone deficiency, osteoporosis, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.

For more information, contact Bryan Campbell of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists at 904-353-7878, or bcampbell@aace.com.

Contact:

American Association of Clinical
Endocrinologists, Jacksonville, Fla.
Bryan Campbell, 904-353-7878 ext. 122
bcampbell@aace.com