Leadership Insights: Health Equity as a Safety Imperative

Monday, March 28th

About the Session

While the healthcare field has made significant strides in improving quality and moving toward zero patient harm, disparities in access to and quality of care remain prevalent and have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As health systems work to eliminate variations in care quality, strategies for improving health equity across patient populations and communities must be integrated to achieve high reliability. Join Ronald Wyatt, MD, vice president and patient safety officer for MCIC Vermont, and Kedar Mate, MD, president/CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, as they share why the healthcare field must shift its thinking toward health equity as a patient safety imperative and provide insights into strategies that healthcare leaders can take to address both of these critical issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the intersection between health equity and patient safety.
  • Describe approaches for integrating strategies to advance health equity into quality and safety efforts.


Presented By

Ronald Wyatt, MD

Vice President/Patient Safety Officer
MCIC Vermont

Kedar S. Mate, MD

Institute for Healthcare Improvement