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Lucian Leape Institute Thought Leaders Define Strategies for Patient Safety
Date:10/30/2008

BOSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation has identified five strategic concepts designed to accelerate the integration of critical patient safety imperatives into the fabric of health care. These concepts challenge conventional wisdom, encourage new ways of thinking, and provide a visionary approach to removing the structural impediments to the adoption of patient safety solutions.

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These transforming concepts, thought to be essential to the success of patient safety work and requiring system-level attention and action, include: reforming medical education; enhanced consumer and patient involvement in patient care; the expectation of full transparency in patient care; care integration in and across health care organizations; and restoration of pride, meaning, and joy in professional work.

"By scope and intent, these transformational directives for the field strive to bring clarity to what is needed to drive change and ultimately deliver on the promise of patient safety," explained Dr. Lucian Leape, a founding member of the Institute and renowned leader in patient safety.

The Institute functions as a think tank dedicated to providing strategic vision for the field, and distinguished members bring a wealth of knowledge to bear in support of the Institute's efforts.

These thought leaders include Dr. Lucian Leape, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health; Dr. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; James Conway, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; James Guest, President, Consumer Union; Dr. David Lawrence, Chairman and CEO (retired), Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Ka
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