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|NPSF Lucian Leape Institute|
Providing a Strategic Vision for Improving Patient Safety
The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute was formed in 2007 to provide a strategic vision for improving patient safety. Composed of national thought leaders with a common interest in patient safety, the Institute functions as a think tank to identify new approaches to improving patient safety, call for the innovation necessary to expedite the work, create significant, sustainable improvements in culture, process, and outcomes, and encourage key stakeholders to assume significant roles in advancing patient safety.
The Institute’s Work
The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute has focused on identifying and framing vital transforming concepts that require system-level attention and action. Five critical concepts identified by the Institute were presented in a 2009 paper Transforming Healthcare: A Safety Imperative, published in Quality and Safety in Health Care (now BMJ Quality and Safety):
Fulfilling the objectives embodied in these concepts is critical to moving the national patient safety agenda forward; it is clear that this will require profound changes in the culture and structure of our health care system. Between 2010 and 2015, the Institute published five reports in its series analyzing these concepts and recommending actions, and in 2016 issued Transforming Health Care: A Compendium of Reports from the National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute. This compendium brings together the executive summaries, recommendations, and action checklists from the five reports. It is a call to action for health care leaders to inform their discussions, set work priorities, and make what may sometimes be difficult decisions in order to make greater progress toward safer care.
Annual Forum & Keynote Dinner
Since 2008, the Institute each year has offered an event that allows the Institute members to share their expertise directly with participants and to learn and expand their own understanding through interchange with those who attend. Participants in the afternoon segment of the Annual Forum & Keynote Dinner attend breakout sessions led by Institute members, plus a presentation by a distinguished leader in patient safety work. The evening reception and dinner provide lively conversation among members and attendees and a keynote presentation by another distinguished thought leader.
Awards Conferred by the Institute
The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute is proud to participate with other entities in granting these awards that help advance safer health care:
John Q. Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement
The Doctors Company Foundation Young Physicians Patient Safety Award
Contacting the Institute
The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute has its administrative offices in Boston, Massachusetts, at the headquarters of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
National Patient Safety Foundation