Allen Kachalia, MD, JD, is the Chief Quality Officer for Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, he oversees the institution’s inpatient and ambulatory quality and safety initiatives. Dr. Kachalia is a general internist and practices as an academic hospitalist on the hospital wards with medical students and residents. Dr. Kachalia is also Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health where he teaches a course on legal issues in clinical medicine. His research focuses on how the law affects medical care, particularly how liability system reform and the disclosure of medical error relate to the quality and safety of healthcare.
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See Allen speak at the A Prescription for Outcomes Based Care Panel, Friday, Oct. 21, 8:50am – Beacon Hill Room