The Financial and Human Cost of Medical Error: How Massachusetts Leveraged New Data to Make the Case for a Statewide Action Plan to Improve Patient Safety
Oct 16, 2020 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Barbara Fain was appointed Executive Director of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety in December 2013. Barbara’s career has been devoted to health policy development and analysis, public engagement, and strategic planning for government agencies, academic institutions, policy think tanks, and healthcare organizations. Her work for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies focused on developing standards for allocating scarce medical resources in disasters.Before then, Barbara was executive director of a health policy research center at Harvard Law School. For over a decade she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she spearheaded the state’s Community Benefit Guidelines for hospitals and health plans. Barbara is adjunct faculty at the Tufts University School of Medicine where she teaches public health law, and served on the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She received her BA from Brown University, a JD from UC Berkeley, and an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School.