On April 26, 2023 The Roadmap to Health Care Safety for Massachusetts was released at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum. Leaders from health care organizations, patient advocates and policymakers were among the nearly 200 people who attended the public forum in Boston.
The Roadmap is a strategic plan organized around five goals to propel investment, action and transformative change for safety across all care settings in the Commonwealth. The goals address leadership and culture, operations and engagement, patient and family support, workforce well-being, and measurement and transparency. Mass Senior Care members and staff participated in the development of the Roadmap.
At the Forum, hosted by the Heller School of Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University, a panel of presenters outlined the Roadmap’s purpose and goals and emphasized that the recommended approaches to safety improvement will also help provider organizations address other key priorities, including workforce retention, equity, patient experience and operational efficiencies.