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About this IHI Virtual Learning Hour

​​​​​​​​​​Traditional approaches to safety in health care tend to be reactive and focus on mitigating risk after patient harm has occurred. Many hospitals have struggled to operationalize a proactive approach.

This 1-hour Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Virtual Learning Hour on November 6, 2019 from 1:30 PM ​ 2:30 PM ET, will introduce MedStar Health's innovative safety approach: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary (PST) Prevention framework. The PST model was developed to build systems that inherently minimize risk, leverage data, identify and mitigate hazards before they cause harm, and to respond and learn from safety events when they do occur.

Throughout this IHI Virtual Learning Hour, panelists will share real-life applications that illustrate the PST model and demonstrate how data sources can be used to stratify risks. ​

By the end of this IHI Virtual Learning Hour you’ll be able to:
  • Introduce the PST framework for proactive patient safety mitigation
  • Indentify means to apply and operationalize the PST framework​


    Kate Kellog.jpgKathryn (Kate) Kellogg, MD, MPH, CPPS is Assistant Vice President, Ambulatory Quality & Safety, MedStar Health and Associate Medical Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Health, in Washington, DC. In her quality and safety role, she oversees initiatives across the ambulatory platform for a large distributed health network in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. In her research, she focuses on the application of system safety and human factors engineering methods in healthcare. Dr. Kellogg is a board-certified attending emergency physician and serves as assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. 

    Erica Savage.jpgErica Savage Hoenig, MHA, CPPS, is Manager of Ambulatory Quality & Safety at MedStar Health. She supports the development and operationalization of the ambulatory quality and safety infrastructure through data analysis and improvement efforts. She has extensive experience conducting event reviews and analyzing patient safety event reports and electronic health record data. Erica is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety and received a master's in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was selected as a Georgetown University Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) scholar in 2016-2017 and received funding for her work on electronic health record usability policy.

    Seth KrevatDr. Seth Krevat is Assistant Vice President, Safety at MedStar Health, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Georgetown University, and an attending physician of palliative medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Krevat is board certified in both internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Krevat was recruited to MedStar Health to lead the development of a comprehensive safety program and is responsible and accountable for all patient safety and risk reduction programs across MedStar Health. Dr. Krevat received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English cum laude from Tufts University and a medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine.


    Madge Kaplan Madge Kaplan, IHI’s Director of Communications, is responsible for developing new and innovative means for IHI to communicate the stories, leading examples of change, and policy implications emerging from the world of quality improvement ― both in the US and internationally. Prior to joining IHI in July 2004, Ms. Kaplan spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist for public radio – most recently working as a health correspondent for National Public Radio. Ms. Kaplan was the creator and Senior Editor of Marketplace Radio's Health Desk at WGBH in Boston, and was a 1989/99 Kaiser Media Fellow in Health. She has produced numerous documentaries, and her reporting has been recognized by American Women in Radio and Television, Pew Charitable Trusts, American Academy of Nursing and Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.