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Webinars in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

The Armstrong Institute periodically hosts free educational webinars to support the efforts of health care organizations everywhere to improve the safety, quality and value of care.

Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinars

“Diagnosis as a Team Sport”

March 1, 2017


David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence

Clinical workers talking around an inpatient


Physicians are tasked with identifying the patient’s medical condition, but they are not the only ones who can ensure a correct diagnosis. Nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and family members can also help prevent incorrect or missed diagnoses. In a one-hour webinar, Dr. Newman-Toker discusses the benefits of diagnostic teamwork, how to involve other health care professionals and patients as critical members of the diagnostic team, and the barriers to diagnostic teamwork.


“Preventing Avoidable Venous Thromboembolism: Every Patient, Every Time”

March 8, 2016


Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative


Members of the VTE Collaborative discuss their strategies and insights for preventing dangerous blood clots in hospitalized patients. Learn how the team has taken a systematic approach to ensuring that every patient is screened for VTE risk, that appropriate prophylaxis is ordered, and that those preventive treatments are actually administered.