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

March 14, 2017

Transforming medical culture one student at a time

Massachusetts medical schools are using innovative educational techniques to make safety a stronger part of the curriculum.

March 14, 2017

The surprisingly short journey from Potato Heads to patient safety

Can building plastic toys help teach the fundamentals of safer medicine? Definitely, say both students and instructors who’ve tried it.

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.