CHEPS at INFORMS Healthcare
A large contingent from The Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) attended the 2015 INFORMS Healthcare Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from July 29th to July 31st. On the trip were Hassan Abbas, Andrea Bouwhuis, Moses Chan, Amy Cohn, Mark Grum, Brian Lemay, Pamela Martinez Villarreal, Rama Mwenesi, Billy Pozehl, Donald Richardson, Matt Rouhana, and Brooke Szymanski. Several of the students presented talks or posters at the event, many in a session titled “Student Research Projects in Healthcare Operations” chaired by CHEPS Associate Director Amy Cohn.
RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm
Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) Director Dr. James P. Bagian and CHEPS Program Manager Joe DeRosier served on the panel which produced a new report titled “RCA2: Improving Root Cause Analyses and Actions to Prevent Harm.” The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) panel released the report on June 16, 2015; it contains guidelines developed to help healthcare organizations improve the way they identify and investigate adverse events, and close calls and then implement actions to mitigate or eliminate the identified risks. Dr. Bagian co-chaired the panel and DeRosier served as a principal writer of the report.