Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives
The Institute provides leadership for a wide variety of quality and patient safety improvement initiatives and projects that are influential in improving the care of patients at BIDMC and shares these improvements with other institutions around the country.
Harm/Preventable Harm Transparency Site
In March, 2008 BIDMC launched our
Preventable Harm Transparency dashboard. Our goal is to eliminate preventable harm by 2012. The BIDMC initiative to eliminate all types of preventable harm is unique and has required that we develop definitions of both "harm" and "preventable"' as well as new methods for capturing, classifying and recording when harm occurs.
We are now disclosing our progress to the public so that others can learn from our experiences.
Learn more about this initiative.
Improving Adverse Event Reporting
Recognizing BIDMC's commitment to transparency and leadership in reducing harm to patients, the Patient Care Assessment Division of the Board of Registration in Medicine is working collaboratively with BIDMC to improve BORM's Adverse Event Reporting processes. This pilot effort initiated in March 2008 seeks to expand the identification of Adverse Events, and improve the efficiency, usefulness and productiveness of event investigation and corrective action planning for physicians and institutions throughout Massachusetts.
Last Updated: April 1, 2010