AHRQ director Clancy to speak at NPSF event


Dr Carolyn Clancy, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services will be the keynote speaker at the 6th Annual Forum & Gala held by the Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) at the National Patient Safety Foundation. The event will be held in Boston on Thursday, September 12, 2013.

The afternoon forum will feature an interactive program with LLI members that will touch upon themes of the Institute’s recent work. These include engaging patients and families in improving safety; the transforming concept of transparency; and leveraging efforts to contain costs to advance the safety movement. Dr Clancy will speak on the topic of “Patients’ Safety: From Knowledge to Impact”.

“Dr. Clancy is a founding member of the Leape Institute and has led AHRQ through a period of significant changes in healthcare,” said Dr Tejal Gandhi, president of LLI and of the National Patient Safety Foundation. 

“We are honored to have her share her unique perspectives on the progress that has been made in patient safety and the practical application of safety science in healthcare.”
The Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank based at the National Patient Safety Foundation in Boston, is named for and chaired by Dr Lucian Leape, adjunct professor of health policy, Harvard School of Public Health, and a renowned leader of the patient safety movement.

This event caps a productive year for the Institute. With the recent publication of two white papers, the LLI members have initiated discussion and calls-to-action regarding the physical and psychological safety of the healthcare workforce and the need for greater integration of care delivery across the health continuum.

The annual Forum & Gala is an opportunity for Institute members to share their work while also listening to the perspectives of those in attendance, who represent healthcare organization and industry partners.

This year’s program is being held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. Further details of the agenda and how to reserve a place are available at http://www.npsf.org/gala.

Dr Caroline Clancy, AHRQ, Lucian Leape, National Patient Safety Foundation