There is still a great deal to be learned about how to keep patients safe when undergoing complex medical procedures and accessing routine care. The Center has established a robust research agenda and is investing in activities that support providers, policymakers, and others dedicated to ensuring that health care in Massachusetts is as safe as possible for patients in all health care settings.
The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety has spent the last year working with The FrameWorks Institute to discover and understand these assumptions. We are now poised to continue the work by using that knowledge to develop new “frames,” or ways of talking about patient safety, to influence the way both patients and frontline providers approach this important aspect of health care quality.Learn more
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.Learn More
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 available now in beta.Learn More
The Center commissioned three independent pieces of research that collectively answer questions about patient safety in Massachusetts:
The Betsy Lehman Center has spent time listening to doctors, patients, employers, insurers, health care administrators and others about their concerns, experiences, challenges, and suggestions for improvements when it comes to ensuring the safety of patients in community clinics, doctors' offices, hospitals, nursing homes and other places where they receive care.Read the summary