Podcast interview with Dr. Robert Wachter and Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi: Part 2

Patient safety pioneer Dr. Robert Wachter is Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center and Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi is Director of Quality. They have recently re-engineered UCSF’s medical peer review process and adopted an electronic platform from Acesis to make the process faster, safer and more objective.

In Part I of our podcast interview, Vidyarthi and Wachter provided an overview of the traditional process and discuss their progress in shifting to a new, technology-enabled process. They discussed key principles of their approach, along with the relationship between culture and technology.

In Part II, they discuss the potential to analyze and disseminate patient safety results across divisional and –eventually– institutional boundaries through Patient Safety Organizations or other mechanisms. They also offer their views on how the patient safety movement will progress over the next five to seven years.

January 26, 2010

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