Welcome to the Betsy Lehman Center

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

News and Events

February 09, 2017

When patients speak limited English, be wary of online translation tools

Programs like Google Translate can provide erroneous or nonsensical translations that can lead to major medical misunderstandings and compromise patient safety

February 09, 2017

The Affordable Care Act aimed for patient safety improvements too

Any debate on the act’s future, advocates say, should take into account provisions that have improved quality and reduced harm.

January 12, 2017

Dana-Farber pioneers ways to teach patient safety practices to families

The Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is devoting new resources to help prevent central-line infections when patients return home.

December 14, 2016

More MA health care workers are getting flu vaccinations, but many facilities lag behind the state goal

The average flu vaccination rate has risen slightly among Massachusetts health care workers, but some hospitals—and an even greater share of other health facilities—fail to reach the state’s 90% target.