First day reflections

Great first day of safety conference today, which really helped set the stage for a great week.

I am excited because my role in patient care is very different from others as a “non clinical” physician, but hearing stories about other people’s experiences and systems failures which impact patient care has really helped me see how we all fit together in healing and in making/preventing error.

I am looking forward to discussing the role of technology, EMR and specifically how radiology contributes to errors. Id like to see how we can form safer systems that still take advantage of the benefits technological advancement offers, while keeping patient safety the primary goal of improvement.