Take 5 for the John M. Eisenberg Award: Dr. Hardeep Singh
We’re celebrating the 2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipients in this special Take 5 series. These awards recognize major achievements to improve patient safety and health care quality. There are three recipients each year: for an individual; an organization impacting quality care at a national level; and an organization impacting quality care at a local level.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, who received the Eisenberg Award for his individual achievements in promoting patient safety and high-quality care. Dr. Singh is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt) at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Singh has made seminal contributions in patient safety research, including: the creation of several diagnostic safety tools and health information technology (IT) safety tools that are in use throughout the United States; foundational research on defining and measuring diagnostic error; and the development of national Veterans Affairs policy with accompanying tools and checklists for safely communicating test results to patients and providers. His work has influenced initiatives and policy work from stakeholders including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, National Quality Forum (NQF), The Joint Commission, National Academies, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, ECRI Institute, Pew Research, the World Health Organization, and many others. [19:09]
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