Robert Ferguson Speaks on Medstar’s 2023 Bennathan Patient Safety Lecture Panel

Pictured from left to right are: Raj Ratwani, Kate Kellogg, Robert Ferguson, Carole Hemmelgarn, and David Hunt.

On October 4, Jewish Healthcare Foundation Chief Policy Officer Robert Ferguson, MPH joined a panel at the 2023 Bennathan Patient Safety Lecture to discuss the role of electronic health records (EHRs) in patient safety.

Offered in a hybrid format, the panel titled "The Good, The Bad, and How We Do Better," was moderated by Raj Ratwani, PhD, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, MedStar Health and Director, MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, and Judith Nowak, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, George Washington University School of Medicine and Behavioral Sciences.

Panelists included Kate Kellogg, MD, MPH, Vice President of Patient Safety, MedStar Health; David Hunt, MD, Director of Safety Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT; Carole Hemmelgarn, Senior Director of Education, MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety; and Ferguson.

The Bennathan Patient Safety Lecture discusses the latest developments in patient safety and the role that each of us plays in reducing preventable harm. During this session, panelists focused on the role EHRs play in patient safety errors. In bringing together EHR experts from various stakeholder groups, the discussion focused on ways to address patient safety issues from a policy and practice perspective. 

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