Innovation and Collaboration to Improve Patient Safety
Since 1999, when the Institute of Medicine published “To Err is Human,” health care organizations across the US have been on a journey to improve the safety of health care, implementing new methods–many taken from other high-risk industries–with the goal of eliminating all preventable harm to patients and staff. More than 120 children’s hospitals nationwide have joined forces to improve patient safety by identifying effective strategies, using modern quality improvement approaches, and sharing data on the outcomes of this work. Our speakers, Boston Children’s Hospital CEO Sandra L. Fenwick, and Chief Quality and Safety Officer Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, review both the great progress and remaining challenges in eliminating all preventable harm to those receiving care.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, Sandra L. Fenwick leads the nation’s foremost independent pediatric hospital and the world’s leading center of pediatric medical and health research. Ms. Fenwick has been a driving force to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of the care provided at Boston Children’s while at the same time reducing the costs of care. She is a tireless advocate for children’s health and has been instrumental in developing strategies that position Boston Children’s as the scientific and thought leader in pediatric health.
Ms. Fenwick joined Boston Children’s 1999 as senior vice president and was appointed Chief Operating Officer that year, was named President in 2008 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Boston Children’s is a 415-bed Harvard teaching hospital with over $2.6 billion of revenues including $375M of research funding. Boston Children’s has 1,600 physicians, trains over 1,000 residents and fellows annually and more than 12,000 employees.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Simmons College with distinction and a MPH in Health Services Administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees for her contribution to healthcare.
Jonathan A. Finkelstein, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician, health services researcher, and institutional leader in quality and safety. He is currently Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Chief Safety and Quality Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and Vice-chair for Quality and Outcomes in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a pediatric residency and chief residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. His professional activities have focused on the link between the quality of clinical care for children and the health of the population overall, bringing together classical research paradigms and quality measurement and improvement methods. He has studied changing patterns of antibiotic use for children and then tested community-based approaches to promoting their appropriate use in primary care practice. He practices in the Children’s Hospital Primary Care Clinic at Boston Children’s. Dr. Finkelstein also co-directs the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, through which he has helped to train a generation of researchers focused on health care delivery. He is Professor of Pediatrics and of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and holds the Donald M. Berwick MD Chair in Pediatric Quality and Outcomes at Boston Children’s Hospital.
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
Posted on Nov 19, 2018