Mitigating the Risk at the Intersection of Patient Care and Clinical Research: Leveraging Patient Safety Science

On-Demand Webinar

Presented by: Laura M. Lee, MS, RN, Director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Clinical Center,National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 

How often have you wished for a crystal ball to help predict a serious adverse event (SAE), protocol deviation, or clinical care error associated with clinical research? If only we had the ability to identify risks BEFORE they occur so we can build risk mitigation strategies into research and care processes! Prospectively assessing processes for risk is a hallmark of high reliability organizations (HRO) such as nuclear power and aeronautics. The safety of these HROs is linked directly to five principles: pre-occupation with failure; deference to expertise; sensitivity to operations; reluctance to simplify; and resilience. This webinar will discuss how to identify and manage risks before protocol implementation and highlight one research site’s multi-disciplinary process to evaluate high risk studies.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss how to identify and manage risks before protocol implementation
  • Highlight one research site’s multi-disciplinary process to evaluate high risk studies

About the Presenter

Laura M. Lee, MS, RN, Director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Laura M. Lee, MS, RN is the Director, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality    at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Ms. Lee’s responsibilities include  managing the Clinical Center’s patient safety, clinical quality improvement, and          performance measurement programs, managing the patient safety event reporting    and feedback system, coordinating the Clinical Center’s patient perception and    experience activities, oversight of the Clinical Center’s Joint Commission accreditation activities, and Executive Secretary for the Clinical Center’s Medical Executive Committee.

Prior to assuming the role of Director of the Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality in 2015, Ms. Lee served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Clinical Care. In this role she provided strategic support to the Deputy Director of Clinical Care for issues related to patient safety, clinical quality improvement, and hospital clinical operations.

Ms. Lee holds a Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership from the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Gettysburg College.


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