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About MedStar Institute for
Quality and Safety


The Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS) partners with patients, their families, and those that take care of them to improve patient care, outcomes and reduce the global burden of preventable harm.

Established by Medstar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MIQS provides a global infrastructure in which leaders, front-line care givers, patients and family members jointly develop, educate, assess, and advocate for patient safety and clinical quality initiatives.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our Centers of Expertise, diverse education and training offerings and consulting services.

To download a PDF copy of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Overview Report, click here.

  • Listen in to the 6th Annual Allen & Gwendolyn Crouse Patient Safety Lecture. Guest speakers include Lucian Leape, MD, adjunct professor of Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and health policy analyst. His groundbreaking research has focused on patient safety and the quality of care. As well as Carolyn Clancy, MD, the deputy under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, and Marty Hatlie, JD, co-director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety.
  • Dave Mayer, MD, Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety, and former VP, Quality & Safety and Marty Hatlie, JD, talk about MIQS and what the Centers of Expertise housed within have to offer our healthcare colleagues.
  • Listen in as Dave Mayer, MD explains to Dr. Chuck Murphy at the Patient Safety Movement 2017 Mid-Year meeting, held at the Inova Center for Personalized Health the benefits of CANDOR and open, honest communication when patient harm occurs.