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Betsy Lehman Center Re-launch Event

Betsy Lehman Center Re-launch Event

November 12, 2014

Betsy Lehman Center Conference LogoThe Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction is holding an event on December 2 at the JFK Library to re-launch the center and engage in a conversation about advancing patient safety in Massachusetts.  The event is open to the public. To find out more and to register go here. The event costs $55 to attend (lunch included) and runs from 9:30am until 1:30pm. The agenda includes representatives of all health care stakeholders including consumers. This is a great opportunity to join with others in supporting the Center’s work and discussing the future of patient safety in the Commonwealth.

This is how the Center describes the meeting:

Please join us to re-launch the Center that bears Betsy’s name and engage in a conversation about how to advance the patient safety agenda in our Commonwealth.  We will release new research on the current state of patient safety in Massachusetts: what has changed over the past two decades, and what are today’s key challenges and opportunities; consumer awareness and attitudes about patient safety; and how Massachusetts compares nationally on state policies and initiatives to measure and reduce medical harm.

  • In an interactive panel led by the Boston Globe’s Gideon Gil, Robert J. Blendon of the Harvard School of Public Health, Jill Rosenthal of the National Academy of State Health Policy, and Eric C. Schneider of the RAND Corporation will discuss their research findings and what they mean for Massachusetts healthcare providers, policy makers, and consumers. 
  • Author and journalist Larry Tye will moderate a discussion among leaders of hospitals, ambulatory care practices, purchasers, payers, and Patient and Family Advisory Councils—and attendees—who will react to the research and consider next steps toward meaningful progress on eliminating medical harm across all care settings in Massachusetts. 

     - Deb Wachenheim