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Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS

Chief Clinical and Safety Officer

Institute for Healthcare Improvement/Lucian Leape Institute

Tejal K. Gandhi is chief clinical and safety officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Previously, Dr. Gandhi was president/CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation from 2013 until 2017, when NPSF merged with IHI. She continues to serve as president of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank founded by NPSF that now operates under the IHI patient safety focus area. She also serves as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gandhi is a prominent advocate for patient safety at the regional, national and international levels. An internist by training, Dr. Gandhi previously served as executive director of quality and safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and as chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and master’s degree in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and trained at Duke University Medical Center.

Sessions

62A – The Role of Leadership in Implementing the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare Harm

Presented by Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, Sam Watson, CPPS at 2:15 PM on Tuesday, March 24th.

It is increasingly recognized that preventable harm in healthcare is a leading cause of death in the United States. While efforts to improve patient safety have been ongoing for several decades, the scale of improvement has been limited and inconsistent. Further, efforts often have failed to integrate and optimize the disparate efforts of the many…

62B – The Role of Leadership in Implementing the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare Harm

Presented by Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS, Sam Watson, CPPS at 4:15 PM on Tuesday, March 24th.

It is increasingly recognized that preventable harm in healthcare is a leading cause of death in the United States. While efforts to improve patient safety have been ongoing for several decades, the scale of improvement has been limited and inconsistent. Further, efforts often have failed to integrate and optimize the disparate efforts of the many…

Wednesday Hot Topic #2 – Focus on Safety in Ambulatory Care: A Growing Need for Save, Effective Care

Presented by Mark P. Jarrett, MD, Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, CPPS at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, March 25th.

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,…