The mission of the Center is to be the world’s leader in research, education, innovation, and using information technologies to reduce medical errors, improve patient safety, and optimize patient care globally.
Based at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the Center is a multi-institutional organization that works to improve the overall quality of healthcare through scientifically proven systems, methods and practices.
The Center is led by renowned patient safety expert, David Westfall Bates, MD, MSc, Executive Director; Gordon Schiff, MD, Associate Director; Patricia C. Dykes, RN, PhD, Program Director; and Ronen Rozenblum, PhD, MPH, Business Development Director.
Center faculty members play integral roles with national regulators and government committees to inform patient safety standards.
The Center also leverages relationships with incubators, start-up companies and industry to drive innovation in patient safety technologies. The Center focuses on innovations that improve safety, cost effectiveness and value.
Four major areas comprise the strategic plan for the Center: Research and Innovation, Education and Training, Translation and Dissemination, and
The following diagram shows the interdependence of each of the specific strategic areas with funding as an accelerator in the success of each initiative.