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Presentations and coverage of recent work by the Center

M.E. Malone on creating safer medical care

July 25, 2022

M.E. Malone, Deputy Director of the Betsy Lehman Center, is on the latest episode of We’ve Got Issues, a podcast from Issues Management Group. They discuss the origins of the Center and our sepsis public awareness campaign.

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Risk of severe maternal morbidity in birthing people with opioid use disorder

June 6, 2022

Godwin Osei-Poku, Research Analytics Manager at the Betsy Lehman Center, presents a poster at Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting.

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Racial and ethnic disparities in patient safety indicators in Massachusetts

June 5, 2022

Julia Prentice, Research Director at the Betsy Lehman Center, presents a poster at Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting.

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Differences in patient outcomes after outpatient GI endoscopy across settings

May 27, 2022

Betsy Lehman Center researcher Dr. Meng-Yun Li discusses her article from the June issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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Safety trade-offs in home care during COVID-19

September 17, 2021

In this study published in the journal Patient Safety, Betsy Lehman Center researchers used focus groups and surveys to learn more about the experiences of home care workers during the pandemic.

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Racial and ethnic inequities in severe maternal morbidity in Massachusetts

June 17, 2021

Godwin Osei-Poku, Research Analytics Manager, presents a poster developed in partnership with the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts (PNQIN) at Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting.

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Prioritizing safety in home care during COVID-19: Frontline worker perspectives

June 14, 2021

Ola Szczerepa, Research Analytics Manager, presents a research poster on home care during COVID-19 at Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting.

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Speaking of Patient Safety: Turning the Tide on Medical Error

June 1, 2021

Barbara Fain, Executive Director, discusses the history of the Betsy Lehman Center and our current work at the American Medical Writers Association New England chapter meeting.

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The Emotional and Organizational Cost of Harm

May 25, 2021

Julia Prentice, Director of Research and Analysis, presents at Working Together to Improve Diagnosis, a virtual conference focused on the impact of diagnostic error on patients, residents, care teams and organizations.

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Betsy Lehman Center research in BMJ Quality & Safety top articles of 2020

March 14, 2021

Our research on the association of open communication and the emotional and behavioral impact of medical error on patients and families was selected as a top article of the year.

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Hospitals should partner with home health care workers

February 8, 2021

An op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine cites two recents studies from the Betsy Lehman Center on the impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts home care and home health workers.

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