Massachusetts Senior Care Association is a proud partner organization of The Massachusetts Healthcare Safety and Quality Consortium which brings together the state’s health care community — providers, payers, patients, government agencies, and other policymakers and experts — to accelerate safety and quality improvement statewide. The consortium led by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety was formed after a study found 62,000 preventable harm events in Massachusetts in 2017.
The goal of the consortium is to create a Roadmap to Patient Safety, which the Lehman Center describes as “a systematic approach to guide and energize future improvement efforts, with an emphasis on increased uptake of established best practices. The Roadmap will be structured around four interconnected pillars of patient safety: transparency, leadership and culture, learning health systems, and support for patients and the health care workforce.” Mass Senior Care looks forward to continuing our work to improve patient safety and quality improvement for older adults across the Commonwealth. Visit the Massachusetts Healthcare Safety and Quality Consortium website for additional information.