David Bates, MD, MSc

David Bates, MD, MSc

Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. David Bates is the chief of the division of general internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is the Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis in Information Systems at Mass General Brigham. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is the Co-Director of the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and edits the Journal of Patient Safety.

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September 12, 2023
Nearly 25% of patients experience adverse events. This statistic is disappointing, but despite decades of effort to change, not surprising. This statistic is a result of insufficient resources dedicated to quality and patient safety. We know that if we lead with quality, patient safety will improve. Therefore, we must invest in quality now; not retroactively after harm occurs. It must be a priority, looked at from a system wide level, recognized as a driver of excellence, and much more aspirational than checking a box. Hear from visionaries in the field that will discuss strategies for proactively reducing harm by focusing on quality and patient safety. This deep diving session will leave you with actionable takeaways on how to use quality as the key to eliminating harm.