November 15, 2012, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Understanding Patient Safety: A Discussion with Robert M. Wachter, MD
Join Dr. Robert M. Wachter, one of our nation's experts in the field of medical errors and patient safety, for a discussion of his second book, Understanding Patient Safety, which builds on his highly acclaimed first book, Internal Bleeding: The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes. Dr. Wachter is a prominent academic physician on the faculty of UCSF; is regarded as the academic leader of the hospitalist movement, the most rapidly growing field in modern medical history; and is known for coining the term "hospitalist." In 2004, he won the John M. Eisenberg award, the nation's top honor in patient safety.
He will be joined by a blue-ribbon reactor panel of quality and patient safety experts, including Dr. Mike Henderson, Chief Quality Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, and Karen Curtiss, patient advocate and author of Safe and Sound in the Hospital: Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved Ones Care.
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When:November 15, 2012 Time: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
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Charles R. Denham, MD, is the founder and the chairman of Texas Medical Institute of Technology (TMIT), a non-profit medical research organization dedicated to driving adoption of clinical solutions in patient safety and healthcare performance improvement.
Robert Wachter, MD
Robert M. Wachter, MD, is Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Hospital Medicine. He is also Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center.
Session Panelists and Reaction Speakers
J. Michael Henderson, MD
J. Michael Henderson, MD, received his medical degree from St. Andrews University in Scotland, and completed his surgical training in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1978, initially at Emory University...
Karen Curtiss Must-Have Checklists and Tools for Your Loved One's Care