NewTalk,2008-02-11://2 2013-06-05T16:30:37Z Where experts discuss America's toughest issues Movable Type Publishing Platform 4.02a Common Good Forum on Patient Safety and Medical Liability Innovations,2009://2.100 2009-12-03T19:37:33Z 2009-12-07T23:02:34Z Admin NewTalk's parent organization, Common Good, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will hold a forum on December 10th, 2009, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The forum, titled "Fulfilling The Promise: Advancing Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Innovations," is intended to educate "states, health care systems, and other interested entities and individuals...about patient safety and medical liability reform innovations, and how to develop viable proposals for submission to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality next January."

NewTalk founder and frequent NewTalker Philip K. Howard will be among the speakers, listed below:

  • Dr. Lucian L. Leape, Chair, Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Michelle Mello, Professor of Law and Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Randall R. Bovbjerg, Senior Fellow, Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute
  • Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy, American Hospital Association
  • Dr. Albert L. Strunk, Deputy Executive Vice President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Elaine Brightwater, Senior Project Coordinator, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico
  • E. Donald Elliott, Professor (adj) of Law, Yale Law School and Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington DC
  • Richard C. Boothman, Chief Risk Officer, University of Michigan Health System
  • Gordon H. Smith, Executive Vice President, Maine Medical Association
  • Dr. Alan C. Woodward, Former President, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Martin J. Hatlie, President, Partnership for Patient Safety
  • David J. Oakley, Counsel, Healthcare, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Robert J. Walling, Principal and Consultant, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc.
  • Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good

Questions the forum will address include:

  • How can projects be designed to address both patient safety and medical liability?
  • What are the best ways to include key stakeholders in projects?
  • How can projects be measured and evaluated?

The event will be webcast live, beginning at 8:30AM on December 10th, from the following site:

[Common Good]