In the midst of the constantly shifting landscape of healthcare, there is a strong and central focus on the quality of care delivered to patients. For physicians, this focus is paramount to the work they do. Patient engagement, hospital structure, electronic medical records all become tools to best implement the highest standard of care. This panel allowed for a lively conversation between the technology innovators on the front lines, the physicians and the thought leaders in quality improvement.
With an MD from UCSF, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, and a tenured teaching position as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth, Tina Foster is widely recognized for her expertise in quality improvement in health care, medical education, and clinical microsystems. She spoke at Health 2.0 on aims and ways to improve quality and safety in health care and how that can connect to technology.