Keynote One: Lucian Leape Institute Plenary: The Roots of the Patient Safety Movement: Lessons to Shape the Future of Healthcare

May 18, 2017 8:00am ‐ May 18, 2017 9:15am


As the leading authority and advocate for high-quality health care, Dr. Berwick knows that there is tremendous unrealized potential in American medicine that can be achieved through innovation, continuous improvement, smart policies and strong leadership, but getting there is not easy. Through the years of the patient safety and quality improvement movement Dr. Berwick has been a voice of inspiration and a motivator to encourage institutions and individuals to forge a system that works better for all patients. Hear stories from Dr. Berwick as he illustrates how missteps over the years can teach us all important lessons that can help shape a better healthcare system for all.

Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify mistakes made in the beginning of the patient safety movement
  • Describe steps of the scientific discipline for high reliability organizations
  • Discuss necessary next steps in terms of achieving patient safety in the near future


  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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