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Armstrong Institute Spotlight
February 16The Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality - February Lunch & Learn Conference
Join our expert, Anne Steele, MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, CPHQ and her colleague in this virtual lunch & learn series titled "Cultivating Psychological Safety in Front-Line Team-Based Work."
Dr. Newman-Toker Speaks at the Health Subcommittee Hearing: "Understanding How AI is Changing Health Care"
David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence joins other healthcare experts as they speak on how the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence is affecting healthcare at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Health Subcommittee hearing.
Dr. Ayse Gurses selected as a keynote speaker at Human Systems Integration International Conference
Ayse P. Gurses, Ph.D., M.S. has been selected as a keynote speaker at the Human Systems Integration International Conference. She will discuss the increasing and urgent need for infusing Human Systems Integration (HSI) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) principles and methods to improve safety and quality of operations in complex, adaptive sociotechnical work systems such as in health care.
Dr. Lamia Alam presents at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting
At the October Human Factors and Ergonomics Society meeting, Lamia Alam, Ph.D., presented on "Cognitive Empathy within Patient-AI Communication for Diagnostic Reasoning".
Steve Meth, J.D., M.S., Joins as VP, Chief Patient Experience Officer
Steve Meth, J.D., M.S., joins the Armstrong Institute team as the VP, Chief Patient Experience Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Steve has been the Chief Experience Officer with two other large health systems.
Rise ProgramHelping Each Other Through Times of Stress
The Resilience in Stressful Events team provides confidential peer-to-peer support for health system employees who have experienced a stressful, patient-related incident.
Other Featured News and Research
Little is known about the full scope of harms related to medical misdiagnosis. A team from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence and partners from the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions derived what is believed to be the first rigorous national estimate of permanent disability and death from diagnostic error.
In this article, Albert Wu, M.D., and colleagues explain some of the important gaps in the gaze of patient safety regarding knowledge and know-how, nominated by members of our international editorial board and discuss examples of efforts from around the world in hopes that this will help to refocus our attention and make up for these deficits.
Understanding the Information Needs of Pharmacy Staff Using CancelRx: A Qualitative Study of the Use of Prescription E-cancellation
In this study, Samantha Pitts, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues leverage qualitative interviews with pharmacy staff to address the following question: When medication changes are made by a prescriber using CancelRx, what information is needed by pharmacy staff to make correct and effective decisions in their roles in medication management?
Assessing Interventions on Crowdsourcing Platforms to Nudge Patients for Engagement Behaviors in Primary Care Settings: Randomized Controlled Trial
Ayse P. Gurses, Ph.D., M.S., and collaborators recently published a report in the Journal of Medical Internet Research assessing the effectiveness of interventions on electronic crowdsourcing platforms to modify patient engagement behaviors in primary care settings.
The Johns Hopkins Personalized Pain Program adopted telemedicine for perioperative pain management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this study, Anping Xie, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the impact of telemedicine adoption on the quality and outcomes of perioperative pain management
In this paper, Suchi Saria, Ph.D., and colleagues discuss the need of nationwide accepted procedures to provide assurance that the use of artificial intelligence models used in healthcare are fair, appropriate, valid, effective and safe.
Improving Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins and Throughout the World
The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality’s efforts aim to champion patient safety and provide high-quality, compassionate care to all patients, at home and around the globe.
Sharing his personal story of how a medical error severely impacted his life, C. Michael Armstrong, past chairman of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, explains his commitment to health care improvement and the creation of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.Learn about Our History