Karen Wolk Feinstein Leads Patient Safety Panel for AcademyHealth National Conference

Karen Wolk Feinstein presents during AcademyHealth conference panel

On April 4, Jewish Healthcare Foundation President and CEO Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, led a panel of patient safety experts during the Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, hosted by AcademyHealth in Washington, D.C. The discussion focused on policy opportunities to address intractable patient safety problems and to advance a vision for a solution to a better, safer future of health care – including the creation of a National Patient Safety Board.

Panelists included David Classen, MD, MS, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and chief medical information officer at Pascal Metrics, Carole Hemmelgarn, adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Chicago and Georgetown University, Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, chief of the health policy, quality and informatics program at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, the director of Houston DISCovery, and a professor of medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine; and Kimá Joy Taylor, MD, founder of Anka Consulting, a health care consulting firm, and a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute.  

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