Patient Safety and Simulation Collaborative Affinity Group


Allison Perry, MA

Allison Perry is a Senior Project Manager at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement-National Patient Safety Foundation (IHI-NPSF). Allison’s background is in Medical Anthropology. She is a graduate of the AHA-NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of patient safety including the creation, management and oversight of a variety of NPSF publications, patient safety seminars, the fellowship program, and educational materials for health care professionals and patients. She developed and leads the NPSF Learning and Simulation Center, and has facilitated the integration of simulation into plenary sessions at the Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress. Allison is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to bring the patient safety and simulation communities together.


Vice Chair

Connie Lopez, MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM

Connie Lopez is the Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and simulation lead for Kaiser Permanente’s Walnut Creek Medical Center in California. She led Kaiser Permanente’s National Risk Education and Healthcare Simulation Programs for 10 years. Ms. Lopez has 13 years’ experience researching and implementing simulation in the clinical setting and has focused her in-situ simulation on improving teamwork and communication of practicing clinicians. Connie has presented simulation related topics nationally and internationally over the past nine years. She is a member of the SSiH Certification Committee and has chaired simulation events at both national and international conferences.


Patient Safety and Simulation Collaborative Affinity Group


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There is no limit to simulation use in a health care setting. Likewise, the world of patient safety has much to offer the discipline of simulation. This Affinity Group’s mission is to encourage collaboration and partnerships between simulation and patient safety leaders and novices alike.


·         Discuss hot topics in patient safety and their relevance to simulation work.

·         Explore effective organizational partnerships that have leveraged safety across the continuum.

·         Share knowledge and expertise surrounding the integration of simulation into patient safety programs.




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