UH Transformation Officer on the future of healthcare, healthcare education
March 24, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, chief clinical transformation officer for University Hospitals, will speak to Breen School of Nursing faculty, students, and other stakeholders on Tuesday, March 24, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the College. His topic will be the future of healthcare and healthcare education.
From University Hospitals
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is chief clinical transformation officer, University Hospitals; and professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University.
He is a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator, critical care physician, a prolific researcher (publishing over 800 peer review publications), entrepreneur (founding a healthcare start-up that was acquired), and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008.
Dr. Pronovost currently serves as the chief clinical transformation officer for University Hospitals, a $4.5 billion comprehensive, integrated health system with a national reputation for providing world class healthcare, research and education.
Headquartered in Cleveland, UH serves over 1.2 million patients through a network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and physician offices in more than 200 locations across 15 counties in northern Ohio.
Dr. Pronovost also serves as a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and School of Nursing.
Previously, Dr. Pronovost served as the senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. In this role, he worked to eliminate all harms in one health system following on his success in eliminating one harm in most health systems across the U.S.
Dr. Pronovost also served as the senior vice president for clinical strategy and the chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare.
Dr. Pronovost was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011, elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has received multiple honorary degrees. Dr. Pronovost is an advisor to the World Health Organizations’ World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues.
In response to a White House executive order, Dr. Pronovost is co-chairing with the deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Healthcare Quality Summit to modernize HHS’s quality measurement system.