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Patient and Family Engagement

Jim Conway, Champion of Patients and Families

Editor’s note: Through a career spanning more than 50 years, Jim Conway (who passed away last month) championed patients and families as full partners in care. As an executive at Boston Children’s Hospital, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Conway was admired as an honest, direct and caring patient safety leader. […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 185 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

What Transparency Can Mean for Patient Safety

When I was a chief quality and safety officer of a large health system, one of the things that frustrated me was a hesitancy by some in our organization to share bad news, even within our own ranks. If something went wrong in hospital A, it seemed only natural to me to tell our sister […]


Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, is chief clinical and safety officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Previously, she was president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, which merged with IHI in May 2017. An internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Gandhi was formerly the chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 she received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for her contributions to understanding the epidemiology and possible prevention strategies for medical errors in the outpatient setting.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS has 9 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018

Annual Event to Focus on Patient Engagement

Individuals and organizations will observe Patient Safety Awareness Week this year on March 11-17. The campaign, the 15th annual PSAW, has two closely aligned themes: safety culture and patient engagement. A culture of safety encourages and relies on open communication and engagement of patients and family members. Engaged patients help organizations stay true to the spirit […]

Home Care

Patient Engagement Begins at Home

When I think about patient engagement, I’m usually thinking of patients and caregivers engaged in care plans directed and managed by healthcare professionals. The settings most familiar to me include hospitals, physician practices, and ambulatory care offices, such as physical therapy practices, urgent care facilities, and community clinics. I’m not usually thinking of home care. Patient […]