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Helen Haskell

Co-chair, World Health Organization's Patients for Patient Safety Advisory group; President, Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety

Helen Haskell is co-chair of the World Health Organization's Patients for Patient Safety advisory group, president of the American nonprofit patient organizations Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, and a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Since the medical error death of her young son Lewis, Helen has devoted herself to enhancing the patient contribution to safety and quality in healthcare, including working on hospital quality measures with the US National Quality Forum and other organizations. Helen has written articles, book chapters, and patient educational materials, including a co-edited textbook of case studies in patient safety from the patient perspective. Her son Lewis's story has been featured in educational programs and videos including Transparent Health's full-length Lewis Blackman Story. Helen holds a bachelor's degree in Classical Studies from Duke University and a master's degree in Anthropology f rom Rice University in the United States.

 

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