Advanced Analytics Conference Convenes Patient Safety Leaders in Utah

Karen Wolk Feinstein presents on the NPSB.

In October, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD and Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH attended the Improving Patient Safety with Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics invitation-only conference hosted by the University of Utah Division of Epidemiology and the VA Salt Lake City Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The conference brought together leaders in health care, technology, health policy, and patient safety to create a critical mass of diverse stakeholders to advance leveraging health IT to significantly improve patient safety on a national level, develop a top ten opportunity list for action and build a national roadmap for future work in this area that includes paths for each group of stakeholders, and create a national roadmap for publication.

The conference included rapid presentations from funders, providers, payors/employers, developers, policymakers, and researchers, who leveraged their combined experience to identify new opportunities to improve patient safety with current and upcoming technologies.

Dr. Feinstein presented on the National Patient Safety Board (NPSB) proposal to conference attendees, including the ongoing NPSB media campaign, which received very positive feedback. The conference was a key opportunity for Dr. Feinstein to connect with other patient safety leaders as the NPSB Advocacy Coalition continues to grow. 

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