Charting a future for patient safety

ABOUT THE 2022 PATIENT SAFETY FELLOWSHIP

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The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship will address a critical problem that has only worsened as a result of the pandemic: the safety of America’s patients and healthcare workforce due to medical errors. Even after the threat of the pandemic wanes, approximately 250,000 or more Americans will die or become permanently disabled from medical error each year. Medical error is a pervasive and serious killer that does not respect geographic or demographic boundaries. Three decades after the extent of harm from medical error was credibly disclosed, progress has been limp and stalled. But that is not a reason to surrender; medical error is not an inevitable part of health care. 

This year’s Patient Safety Fellowship will take a fresh look at promising solutions from some of the best thought leaders in health care and weigh their merits. Through a flip-the-classroom model, fellows will have access to a collection of newly created material across emerging topics impacting patient safety to guide the ongoing discussion. Over the course of the summer, fellows will have the opportunity to speak directly with regional and national experts, apply critical thinking to build a safety agenda for the future, and develop practical skills to promote change.

As a Fellow, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the evolution of patient safety and how existing technologies could drive significant improvements to safety
  • Develop skills and perspectives on quality improvement, human factors engineering, tech-enabled solutions, and healthcare culture change
  • Strengthen your resume with a Fellowship certificate highlighting your new skills

Dates & Times*

Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm ET
June: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July: 13, 20, 27

In addition to the session time, fellows should expect 2-4 hours per week of prep materials (readings, recorded lectures, discussion questions, etc).

*In-person attendees for sessions are invited to stay for dinner at 6:00pm.

Where**

Hybrid meetings (in-person option located at EQT Plaza, Pittsburgh) and virtual via Zoom.

**In order to attend in person, fellows must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Who Should Apply

Graduate students (including health care, public policy, tech, and beyond), undergraduate students in health professions, and young professionals who are interested in in patient safety, health care innovation, and digital transformation.

Fellowship Flyer

2022 Patient Safety Fellowship Flyer

Questions

For more information please contact Steven Guo, guo@jhf.org.