HELP Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Patient Safety
Scheduled witnesses for the July 17 hearing include Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH , president of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging will hold a hearing this week on the topic of patient safety. Six experts are listed as witnesses for the panel's 10 a.m. hearing on July 17.
Scheduled witnesses are:
- John James, Ph.D., founder, Patient Safety America, Houston
- Ashish Jha, M.D., MPH , professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
- Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH , president, National Patient Safety Foundation; associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
- Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for Patient Safety and Quality and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore
- Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN , professor ad honorem, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis
- Lisa McGiffert, director, Safe Patient Project, Consumers Union, Austin, Texas
Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., chairs the subcommittee, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is its ranking member.