6th Annual Mass General Brigham Quality & Safety Symposium

April 5, 2021


The annual Quality & Safety Symposium will feature a keynote speaker and brief panel presentations on quality and safety efforts from local leaders across Mass General Brigham.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for providers and administrators working in quality and safety from across the Mass General Brigham network.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss our most challenging quality and safety issues
  2. Acquire examples of successful quality and safety initiatives from the frontline

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Mass General Brigham and Mass General Brigham, Department of Quality & Patient Experience (QPE)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.10 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/05/2021 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
04/05/2021 - 1:30pm EDT



Thomas Sequist, MD, MPH (Mass General Brigham)



Michael A. Curry, Esq., Civil Rights Activist, Educator and Health Policy Leader


Equitable Care for Patients Across the Continuum

Facilitator: Tom Sequist, MD MPH (Mass General Brigham)

 Promoting Equity for those Inside our Walls: Meeting the Needs of our Diverse Employees 

Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH (MGH)

 Coordinating our MassHealth and Disability initiative collaboration to improve patient experience for disabled patients

Sandy Cho, RN, MPH; Erin Miller, MDV, MPS, CTSS, CASAC‐T (NWH)

 Partnership with Nutrition to Improve Uncontrolled Diabetic Patient Engagement

Kristin Aveni, Amanda Correnti (NSPG)

 Telemedicine-oriented Testing Clinic in an Underserved Community 

Alice Lorch, MD MPH (MEEI)

 CHW Led Interventions in Primary Care: SDH Screening & Resourcing, Chronic Disease Coaching &      Navigation

Sarah Matathia, MD MPH (MGH)

Panel Q&A




Supporting Care Delivery in COVID Times by Focusing on Quality & Safety in the Virtual Space 

Facilitator: Adam Licurse, MD MHS (BWH)

 Virtual Observation for Inpatients with Eating Disorders on the Nutritional Deficiency Protocol

David Lyczkowski, MD; Karen Sadler, MD (NWH)

 Inpatient Virtual Consults 

Radhika Sangireddy; Adam Licurse, MD MHS (BWH)

 Separating the Components of the Ophthalmology Exam Using the 'Hybrid Visit' 

Grayson Armstrong, MD (MEEI)

 Visual DX: Using AI to Enhance Primary Care

Kathryn Cogar, Jeff Phillips, MD (NWH)

Panel Q&A


Lunch Break


Concurrent Breakout Sessions (select 1 to attend)


Ambulatory Safety Innovations

Facilitator: Sari Miettinen, MD FAAP (CDHC) 

 BH Radiology Safety Net

Sonali Desai, MD MPH; Ramin Khorasani, MD(BWH)

 COVID Testing and Respiratory Clinic Reporting for Improved Patient Monitoring

Nicole Peterson, Amanda Correnti (NSPG)

 IMMERSE (Medication Renewal Service) Improves Quality and Safety and Reduces Provider Burden

David Y. Ting, MD; Benjamin Crocker, MD (MGH/MGPO)

 Controlled Substance Agreements in the Virtual Care Setting

Emilie Maloy, PharmD, Rebecca Lee, MD (NSPG)

System Improvements in the ED

Facilitator: Robin Powell, BSN RN CEN (BWFH)

 Palliative Care in the ED Opportunities for Improved Quality of Care – Lessons From the Pandemic

Mark Stoltenberg, MD; Emily Aaronson, MD MPH (MGH)

 ChiPSS Service (Child Psych Short Stay Service) to Improve Psychiatric Services and Patient Care

Ilan Schwartz, MD; Elizabeth Booma, MD (NWH)

 Health Equity at ED Triage: Screening for health inequity risk factors to complement emergency severity index (ESI) scores

Nadia Huancahuari, MD; Diane Miller, RN (BWH)

 Pharmacy-driven Medication History Program for Medicine ED Boarder Patients Improves Burnout and Patient Outcomes (MGH)

David Lucier, MD MBA MPH; John Marshall, PharmD (MGH)

Improving the Delivery of Patient Care

Facilitator: Debra Blyth-Wilk, RN JD (SRN)

 A Pandemic Can’t Stop a PFAC

Audrey Bosse; Jane Hayward (NWH)

 Scaling a Standardized ERAS Orderset, Workflow and Reporting Infrastructure Across 10 Surgical Procedures at MGH: Implications for MGB

Rachel Sisodia, MD; Dan Ellis, MD (MGH)

 IMPLEMENT HF: Virtual GDMT Optimization in Hospitalized HFrEF Patients

Anubodh Sunny Varshney, MD;

Ankeet S. Bhatt, MD MBA (BWH)

 Improvements in Hand-off Communication for Case Transitions

Chloe Slocum, MD MPH (SRN)



Mass General Brigham
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

Christian Dankers MD MBA - Course Director
Associate Chief Quality Officer, Quality and Patient Experience
Mass General Brigham

Michael A. Curry, Esq. - Keynote Speaker
Civil Rights Activist
Educator and Health Policy Leader

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH)
Robin Powell, BSN, RN, CEN

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
Ankeet S. Bhatt, MD, MBA
Sonali Desai, MD, MPH
Nadia Huancahuari, MD
Ramin Khorasani, MD
Adam Licurse, MD, MHS
Diane Miller, MSN, RN, ACNS, CEN
Radhika Sangireddy
Anubodh Sunny Varshney, MD

Cooley Dickinson Health Care (CDHC)
Sari Miettinen, MD, FAAP

Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEEI)
Grayson Armstrong, MD
Alice Lorch, MD, MPH

Massachusetts General Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Physician Group (MGH/MGPO)
Benjamin Crocker, MD
David Y. Ting, MD


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Emily Aaronson, MD, MPH
Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH
Dan Ellis, MD
David Lucier, MD, MBA, MPH
John Marshall, PharmD
Sarah Matathia, MD, MPH
Rachel Sisodia, MD
Mark Stoltenberg, MD

North Sore Physicians Group (NSPG)
Kristin Aveni
Rebecca Lee, MD
Emilie Maloy, PharmD
Nicole Peterson

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH)
Elizabeth Booma, MD
Audrey Bosse
Sandy Cho, RN, MPH
Kathryn Cogar
Jane Hayward
David Lyczkowski, MD
Erin Miller, MDV, MPS, CTSS, CASAC‐T
Jeff Phillips, MD
Karen Sadler, MD
Ilan Schwartz, MD

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN)
Debra Blyth‐Wilk, RN, JD
Chloe Slocum, MD, MPH


Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.10 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.00 Participation


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