Ariana Longley, MPH has been with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation since 2015 and is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer. Since joining the Patient Safety Movement, Ariana developed the Committed Partners opportunity for professional societies, associations, and other aligned healthcare-related organizations to work with the Movement and has helped grow the number of committed organizations to over 4,710 worldwide, spanning 51 countries.
When the 1999 report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System was released by the Institute of Medicine, it was the first time the impact and consequences of medical errors were quantified. The report generated a sort of enlightenment that led many like-minded people to form organizations to combat medical errors and hospitals to begin implementing processes to reduce harm.
In January 2019, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation held its 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit and announced over 90,146 lives saved because of commitments made by over 4,710 partnered hospitals across 50 countries.