Roadmap for Transforming Medical Liability and Improving Patient Safety in Massachusetts

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8:00 a.m.Welcome
Alice A. Tolbert Coombs, MD, FCCP
8:10 a.m.Reform: The Time Is Right 
Alan Woodward, MD
8:30 a.m.What Works: The Michigan Model
Richard Boothman, JD
8:50 a.m.Massachusetts' Roadmap: Study Design
Kenneth Sands, MD
9:10 a.m.Results: What Stakeholders Told Us 
Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD 
9:40 a.m.Audience Perspective: Have We Identified the Critical Barriers?
Alan Woodward, MD, Kenneth Sands, MD, Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD
Sigall K. Bell, MD, Peter Smulowitz, MD, MPH
10:15 a.m.Roadmap for Massachusetts: Implementation Strategies
Alan Woodward, MD and Kenneth Sands, MD
10:45 a.m.Audience Perspective: The Right Approach?
Alan Woodward, MD, Kenneth Sands, MD, Richard Boothman, JD, Linda Kenney, Frederick van Pelt, MD, MBA, Sigall K. Bell, MD, Peter Smulowitz, MD, MPH
11:45 a.m.Implementation: Next Steps
Alan Woodward, MD and Kenneth Sands, MD
12:00 p.m.Program Adjourns

This session represents the results from and is supported by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality planning grant awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The Massachusetts Medical Society.

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