Charting a future for patient safety


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The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship looked at 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. 

The 2022 Patient Safety Fellowship took 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 had access to a collection of newly created material across emerging topics impacting patient safety to guide the ongoing discussion. 

Fellows had an opportunity to:

  • 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

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.


For more information please contact Ashlee Carter,