JHF Sponsors 2nd AI for Patient Safety Conference in Utah

The conference gathered prominent leaders in AI and patient safety from across the U.S.

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation was a lead sponsor of the "Augmented Ingenuity: AI for Patient Safety" conference held November 6-8 at the Marriott Hotel University Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, a convening of leaders in artificial intelligence and patient safety to discuss real solutions to the current crisis in patient safety.

Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD was a presenter at the conference.

During her presentation, she provided an update on the National Patient Safety Board Advocacy Coalition's ongoing efforts to establish a National Patient Safety Board (NPSB), including the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report on patient safety released September 8. The report recommends establishing a multidisciplinary National Patient Safety Team within the Department of Health and Human Services and the appointment of a patient safety coordinator reporting to the president. 

Dr. Karen Feinstein gives a presentation on the current state of patient safety.

Many presenters at the Conference have been engaged in various JHF and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative programs, including members of the National Patient Safey Board Advocacy Coalition: Martin Hatlie, JD, founding member of Patients for Patient Safety US and director at the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety; Drew Ladner, MA, MBA, CEO of Pascal Metrics; David Mayer, MD, vice president of safety and quality at MedStar Health; Raj Ratwani, PhD, MPH, vice president of scientific affairs at MedStar Health; Sue Sheridan, founding member of Patients for Patient Safety US; members of the Patient Safety Technology Challenge advisory board: Jason Adelman, MD, MS, chief patient safety officer and associate chief quality officer, vice chair for quality and patient safety, and executive director of patient safety research, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; David Bates, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Kedar Mate, president and CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement; collaborators on the Pittsburgh Regional Autonomous Patient Safety initiative: Richard Boyce, PhD, professor at University of Pittsburgh; Joe Kiani, founder, chairman and CEO of Masimo; Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA, senior vice president of Health Innovation at UPMC Enterprises, University of Pittsburgh; guests on the Up Next for Patient Safety podcast: David Classen, MD, MS, professor at University of Utah and conference organizer; Thomas Gallagher, MD, professor and associate chair for Patient Care Quality, Safety, and Value at the University of Washington; and Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, professor at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Houston Diagnosis Improvement Safety Center.

In addition to JHF, the conference was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Utah Health, and Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Innovation. 

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