Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Patient Safety and Physician Regulation

At a symposium yesterday at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, leaders of the medical and legal professions in Colorado and national and international experts in medical regulation discussed how improvements in medical regulation and medical injury dispute resolution can support patient safety enhancements, with particular attention to the role of state medical boards. Speakers included Dr. Randy Bovbjerg of The Urban Institute, Dr. James Thompson, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards, David Swankin, President of the Citizen Advocacy Center, and Dr. Marie Bismark, a medical injury compensation expert from New Zealand. The event was coordinated by Common Good Colorado. The overriding theme?
If we could improve the regulatory environment of health care, what would those improvements be, and what would it take for us to achieve them?
A webcast of the proceedings can be seen here (just click on the person's name in the left-hand column to view their presentation - Windows Media player required).


Hat tip: Sarah, web editor, Common Good.

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