Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Johns Hopkins Creating Patient Safety Institute

According to Dr. Edward Miller, dean and chief executive of Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Fewer things are more important in health care right now than improving patient safety and the quality of health care. All of us acknowledge these imperatives, but few of us have taken the steps to formally erect a framework that will tackle these issues head on."

To that end, Johns Hopkins plans to use a $10 million gift from C. Michael Armstrong, chairman of Johns Hopkins Medicine's board of trustees, to launch an institute for patient safety. The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality will develop quality improvement methods for worldwide use that could be used to prevent medical errors.

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