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The MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety

MedStar Health has embraced organization-wide adoption, and application of a culture of safety, and invested heavily in developing expertise in quality and safety research, education, human factors, innovation, patient advocacy, and evidence-based care delivery that is both collaborative and patient centered. The MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety provides a mechanism for us to share what we are learning.

MedStar Health Corporate Vision: To be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health.

MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Mission: To partner with patients, their families, and those that take care of them to improve patient care, outcomes and reduce the global burden of preventable harm.

Utilizing more than 100 years of collective patient safety and quality experience, our leadership team works with organizations across the globe to provide education and training solutions that help them improve patient care outcomes and reduce preventable harm.

We invite you to learn more about our Institute by downloading a PDF copy of our Overview Report here.

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MIQS Leaders publish "Lessons Learned from a Systems Approach to Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety Transformation." Click here to read.

Kelly Smith, PhD, Senior Director, Quality and Safety Research publishes on diabetes education for behavioral health inpatients. Click here to read.

Advisory Board Members, Helen Haskell and Carole Hemmelgarn publish an editorial in the BMJ on the use of the term "second victim." Click here to read.

Institute leadership publishes on lessons learned from implementing a principled approach to resolution following patient harm. Click here to read.

Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, Director, Center for Open, Honest Communication, was featured in Health Affairs on addressing five key challenges to the Communication-And-Resolution Programs' future success. Click here to read the article.

Chris Goeschel, Director, Center for Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare, was featured by Society for Improvement in Diagnostic Medicine (SIDM) as one of five thought leaders in diagnostic improvement who contributed content for a Univadis online course.

Advisory Board member, Rosemary Gibson, recently published China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine and is making the author circuit of talks and podcast. Catch her here on BookTV and find a copy of the book here.

Click here to read, Implementing communication and resolution programs: Lessons learned from the first 200 hospitalsrecently published in the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, written by MIQS Leaders, Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, and Martin Hatlie, JD.

Click here to listen to a Podcast on Irish, as MIQS leader, Tim McDonald spreads the idea of open disclosure in the face of patient harm across the pond.


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