One of Massachusetts’ most notable assets is the willingness of leaders from all sectors to come together to tackle intractable public policy challenges. Since 2019, the Betsy Lehman Center has convened a broad consortium to chart a new approach to achieve safety in health care. In April, we unveiled the result of our work, the Roadmap to Health Care Safety for Massachusetts.
There is, of course, much more work to be done in 2024 as we move on to implementation and investment. I’m pleased that we are doing it together.
When we released the Roadmap at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, we led with a video, “Voices from the Frontlines of Health Care Safety” that serves as inspiration for what we all do each day.
In our 5 top articles from Patient Safety Beat this year, you’ll see many references to the safety challenges we face today as well as concrete steps to advance the Roadmap’s five goals on leadership and governance, continuous improvement, patient and family engagement and support, workforce well-being, and measurement and transparency.
I hope you have a restful holiday with family and friends and look forward to our collective accomplishments in the coming year.