NAC Member: Goeschel Biography
Assistant Vice President, MedStar Quality and Safety Institute (MIQS)
Director, The Center to Improve Diagnosis in Healthcare
Chris Goeschel, Sc.D., M.P.A., M.P.S., R.N., FAAN, is Assistant Vice President at the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety at MedStar Health, a diversified provider network in the mid-Atlantic with 10 hospitals, over 30,000 employees, and several hundred ambulatory care sites. Dr. Goeschel also directs the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Center to improve diagnosis in healthcare.
Dr. Goeschel created the Michigan Keystone Center for Quality and Patient Safety and was co-principal investigator (with Dr. Peter Pronovost from Johns Hopkins Medicine) on groundbreaking efforts to reduce bloodstream infections in intensive care units in Michigan from 2003-2005. A course director and associate faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Goeschel teaches a course in quality and patient safety.
Dr.Goeschel has served on the board of directors of the Maryland Patient Safety Center and as an examiner for the U.S. National Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, in addition to serving on several National Quality Forum steering committees. She spent two years on a select panel chosen by the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) examining the problem of diagnostic errors in healthcare. Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare was released in September 2015 and has spawned national and international attention on this ubiquitous challenge. Dr. Goeschel has published more than 70 articles and book chapters.
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