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Martin J. Hatlie, JD

Martin HatlieDirector 

Martin J. Hatlie, JD is director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. He also is CEO, Project Patient Care (PPC), a nonprofit organization that serves as the Chicago region’s safety and quality improvement coalition and is dedicated to using the voice of the patient to improve care.

Mr. Hatlie is active in healthcare transformation work, serving as a technical expert and coach to healthcare provider organizations, physician practices and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients Campaign, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and National Coordinating Center for the QIO Quality Improvement Network.

In 2003, he co-founded Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the role of consumer as proactive partner, where he currently serves as a board of trustees member. He also serves on the Patients for Patient Safety Advisory Group, part of the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Programme, as well as on The Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Group, the Leapfrog Group Board of Directors and the National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership Hospital Workgroup.

Mr. Hatlie also is the owner of Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps®), which developed the acclaimed First Do No Harm® video series, now distributed in more than 40 countries. He is a co-developer of the H2Pi (Healthcare & Patient Partnership Institute® ) suite of tools for engaging patients and families in improvement work.

Previously, Mr. Hatlie was a lobbyist for the American Medical Association focusing on civil justice reform.  He coordinated the AMA’s launch of the National Patient Safety Foundation in 1997 and served as its founding executive director from 1997 to 1999. He was a member of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Session on Medical Error from 1998 to 2000 and the expert advisory board of Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus from 2001 to 2011.

Mr. Hatlie is a lawyer, licensed in the states of Illinois and Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Boston College Law School.