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Congress 2015 Speaker in the Spotlight

Friday, April 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sara Reardon
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This week’s Speaker in the Spotlight is David Stockwell, MD


Dr. Stockwell is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, with the Children's National Health System, and Vice President of Clinical Services at Pascal Metrics. He was formerly Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Medical Director of Patient Safety at Children’s National Center. He earned his degree in medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and joined Children’s National Medical Center’s team in 1999 after completing his training in pediatric critical care. He also holds his Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.


Is this your first time speaking at NPSF’s Annual Congress?



What are you most looking forward to at Congress?

I am very excited to hear the content on the formal agenda. However I am also very eager to meet and share ideas with other safety and quality leaders.

What does patient safety mean to you?

Striving for care that is practiced the way everyone would like to see-without errors and ideally without complications.

You can find Dr. Stockwell and his colleagues in the Accelerating the Cost Case for $afety track in Session 405 from 9:45AM – 10:45 AM on Thursday during Congress. For a full description of his session please see below. To register for the NPSF Congress, click here. To view details about other breakout sessions, click here. You can also find him in the Pediatric Patient Safety Pre-Congress course, taking place on Wednesday, April 29.


It’s widely suggested there will not be a significant improvement in patient safety until there is a clear business case. This presentation will outline research and work providing such a business case. We measured all-cause harm in over 20 hospitals using a semi-automated trigger-based reporting method - a precursor to newer full-automated systems that provide more reliable results in real time.

Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the financial incentive for reducing patient harm
  • Discuss the foundational principles for the measurement of all-cause harm in real or near-real time
  • Describe the trajectory of the patient safety sector, including the evolution of measurement tools

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