Amelia Brooks is a HRO and Safety Expert, Consultant and Faculty and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She has expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, human factors, data for improvement, culture, and leadership. Ms. Brooks has worked in strategic and operational roles in the patient safety field for 15 years, including front-line roles as a quality improvement and patient safety specialist. She is a GenerationQ Fellow in leadership for quality improvement.
Frank Federico, RPh, is Vice President and Safety faculty at IHI. His primary areas of focus include patient safety and application of reliability principles in health care. He is also faculty for IHI's Patient Safety Executive Development Program. Mr. Federico has worked with IHI since 1996 as a faculty member and co-chair of a number of patient safety collaboratives. Prior to joining IHI, Mr. Federico was the Program Director of the Office Practice Evaluation Program and a Loss Prevention/Patient Safety Specialist at Risk Management Foundation (RMF) of the Harvard Affiliated Institutions in Cambridge, MA. He, along with a team of nurse surveyors, developed a compendium of effective practices to reduce risk and harm in the office setting. He served as Director of Pharmacy at Boston Children's Hospital. While in that position, he was co-chair of a quality improvement team charged with revamping the medication system and chaired the Adverse Drug Event Committee. He is co-author of a chapter in Achieving Safe and Reliable Healthcare, Strategies and Solutions. Mr. Federico coaches teams and lectures extensively, nationally and internationally, on patient safety.
Kevin Rooney, MBChB, FRCA, FFICM, FRCP, Professor of Care Improvement, University of the West of Scotland, is also a consultant in intensive care and anesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, where he has served as Lead Clinician in Critical Care for the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and pursues his interest in patient safety and health care quality improvement. As Clinical Lead for the Acute Adult Workstream of the Scottish Patient Safety Program for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Dr. Rooney led its successful breakthrough series collaborative on sepsis. He is a Fellow of the Scottish Patient Safety Program and a Founding Member of the Q initiative for the Health Foundation and the National Health Service. As critical care faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he has taught quality improvement in programs around the world. Recent awards include the 2015 Scottish Health Awards Doctor of the Year Award and an NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman's Gold Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice in 2014.