The Betsy Lehman Center is a state agency that uses communications, research, and data to catalyze the efforts of providers, policymakers, and consumers working toward safer health care in Massachusetts.

Just Published: A Call to Action for Safe and Reliable Cataract Surgery

An expert panel convened by the Center released an important new report highlighting key opportunities for improved practices in the more than 60,000 cataract surgeries that take place in the state each year. Relying on a unique set of data points, interviews, and analysis, the panel calls for added vigilance and systems improvements to avoid patient harm.

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Under Construction:
A New Tool for Providers

A unique online tool that will make it easier for Massachusetts health care providers – from hospitals to long-term care facilities – to understand, communicate about, and report adverse events in patient care is nearing completion. Check back soon for more information.

Patient Safety Beat: June Edition

This month, Baystate Medical Center shares lessons learned from an inspection of their dialysis unit. You can also read about the work of Patient and Family Advisory Councils in the state, take a look behind the headlines about medical error as the ‘third leading cause of death’ in the U.S., and more.

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Betsy Lehman Center Board

Next meeting: May 26, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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