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Quality and Safety

Leadership’s Role in Quality and Safety

As one of the nation’s elite hospitals, we at Brigham and Women’s Hospital embrace our role as leaders in many areas of health care – including quality and safety initiatives.

Beginning in 2014, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has hosted an annual conference focusing on Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Performance Improvement. Clinicians and health care administrators attended from throughout the country and internationally. Attendees learned about quality, safety, and process improvement trends and how to effectively translate these concepts into daily practice.

This program highlighted Brigham and Women’s efforts to increase the value of care by reducing preventable patient harm, improving patient outcomes, and removing waste from the delivery system. Throughout the course, faculty highlighted specific projects and processes to help demonstrate successful approaches that are measurable and sustainable.

The next conference, “2020 Healthcare Quality and Safety,” has been postponed and will be held some time in 2021. This program provides state-of-the-art strategies coupled with practical recommendations to effectively translate current quality and safety concepts, standards, and mandates into daily practice. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

Our Successful Improvement Efforts

Our leadership role in this area is also apparent in our many successful improvement efforts, in our patient safety milestones and in the recognition for excellence that we earn each year.

Directing Quality and Safety initiatives at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are experienced and accomplished physicians, nurses and pharmacists who have devoted their careers to health care quality and safety and are viewed as thought leaders on this topic. Meet our quality and safety leaders.

Providing safe, high-quality, patient-centered care has always been our focus. We invite you to learn more about what we do as leaders to support this effort both within and outside our hospital walls.


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