MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare Experts to Analyze the Nation’s Largest Patient Safety Database to Advance Care

Raj Ratwani, PhD, Director, MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare

MedStar Health Research Institute has been awarded a contract from Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority for a multi-year project analyzing the largest patient safety database in the country.

The work will be led by principal investigator, Raj Ratwani, PhD, Director of the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, a partner of MHRI that is embedded in the MedStar Institute for Innovation in Washington, D.C.

The collaborative team will use innovative machine learning algorithms to quickly identify areas where improvements can be applied to shape the future of safe and effective patient care. Pennsylvania is the only state in the U.S. that requires healthcare facilities to report events that could potentially cause harm to patients, as well as events that have been shown to cause harm. The MedStar Health Human Factors Center is uniquely positioned for this work given its experience at the intersection of research, innovation, and action to inform patient care.

Learn more in the related press release.