Friday, January 8, 2016

MedStar to Design, Develop and Test Guide for Improving Patient Safety

It's always rewarding to see MHRI researchers informing policy and serving as subject matter experts at the national level. Recently, a team of MedStar Health researchers received an award from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to design, develop, pilot, and disseminate a guide for improving patient safety in primary care settings by engaging patients and families in their care.

Research suggests that while there have been significant advancements in hospital-based patient and family involvement in patient safety, the role of patient and family engagement in primary care- based settings lags behind. The project team, led by MedStar’s experienced investigators, Kelly Smith, PhD, and Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN, FAAN, and patient and family investigator Martin Hatlie, JD will build a robust, scalable, and influential guide for patients and families for the primary care setting.

Congrats to all for bringing the community voice into national quality and safety initiatives!

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