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Lori Paine, R.N., M.S.
Director of Patient Safety
Paine is responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of the patient safety program for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. She was responsible for implementing the health system’s online event reporting system and now manages the operations, surveillance and data analysis from this system. She served on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Quality Forum’s Expert Panel for Common Formats in event reporting. She has spoken to audiences and consulted with hospitals nationally and internationally on Patient Safety Strategic Planning, the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Science of Patient Safety, event reporting, high reliability, safety culture measurement and improvement as well as patient and family involvement in safety.
Of particular interest in her practice as a Patient Safety Officer is identifying strategies to better engage patients. She has held the position of Quality and Innovation Coach in the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Nazareth College and a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Change Management from the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Management program.
Paine came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1988 as a labor and delivery nurse. In addition to clinical and patient care management experience, she has held positions in hospital administration, product line development, and work process redesign.