Hosted at Mount Sinai Hospital, this session discussed the latest research and recent developments in patient safety, and their implications for quality improvement in Ontario.
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Dr. Kaveh Shojania
Dr. Shojania is Director of the University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) and a hospital-based general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has published over 120 peer review articles, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This work has focused on the evaluation and implementation of evidence-based strategies for improving healthcare quality and patient safety. He has lectured widely on issues related to the scholarly advancement of patient safety and quality improvement, including twice delivering invited lectures to the US Institute of Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Shojania received (with Dr. Robert Wachter at the University of California San Francisco ) one of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards from the US Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the National Quality Forum for work in patient safety that has had an impact at a national level. Since January 2011, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety.