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 / Summer 2003 / Issue 31(originally published by Booz & Company)


Patient Safety’s Data-Driven Prescription

Just a few years ago, the issue of patient safety wasn’t on the agenda for most policymakers and health-care experts. But skyrocketing costs linked to medical mistakes have changed this; suddenly it’s in everyone’s financial and social interest to act before the costs in dollars and lives are completely out of control. The timing couldn’t be better because proven technology finally offers a way to track patient safety and respond quickly to mistakes.

Heather Burns, [email protected]
Heather Burns is a senior vice president in Booz Allen Hamilton's McLean, Va., office. She focuses on strategy and technology solutions in the health-care and environmental industries.

Charles Beever, [email protected]
Charles Beever is a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton based in New York. He assists companies in the medical products, pharmaceutical, and health-care fields with resolving strategic, organization, and performance improvement issues.
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