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 15, 2017

Diagnostic error tops patient safety concerns

Diagnostic error takes top spot on a list of patient safety concerns and in reports issued by two leading medical malpractice insurers.

February 15, 2018

Up Front: Facility and fixture design help protect suicidal patients

Health care facilities, fixtures, and devices can be designed to reduce opportunities for patient self-harm and still present attractive and therapeutic spaces.

January 15, 2018

Persistence can pay off to improve staff flu vaccine rates in patient care settings

Here's what some nursing homes, surgery centers and other health care facilities are doing to prompt their staff to get the flu shot this year.