About the Session
Even though outpatient visits represent the majority of healthcare interactions, organizations tend to focus on inpatient safety. As options for ambulatory care continue to expand rapidly, leaders need to have an understanding of the safety issues specific to ambulatory care, as well as the tools and resources to address them. Join Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, chief clinical and safety officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Mark P. Jarrett, MD, senior vice president/chief quality officer/associate chief medical officer, Northwell Health to gain an understanding of the importance and impact of focusing on ambulatory care to achieve patient safety through case studies and practical examples of integration across the care continuum. You will leave the session with a clear understanding of the specific safety issues present in ambulatory care and practical tactics and tools to take action to improve them.