Congratulations to Michelle Kelly, MD, MPH, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and Ryan Coller, MD, MPH, assistant professor and division chief, Hospital Medicine, who were recently awarded a $165,046 subaward from Boston Children’s Hospital and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for their study, “A multicenter randomized controlled trial of a patient safety reporting intervention for families to improve medical error detection and reduce inequities.”
The five-year project will test the effectiveness and impact of a mobile family safety reporting intervention known as FACES, or Family Activation and Communication in Errors and Safety, in four hospitals that are diverse in linguistics, ethnicities, and geography. Specifically, the study is a multicenter randomized controlled trial of FACES for hospitalized families to share comments, concerns, and compliments about the safety of their children’s care. The research team will investigate how this intervention affects patient safety and disparities in reporting among families with language and educational barriers. Together with Alisa Khan, MD, of Boston Children’s Hospital and two other hospitals, UW Health Kids and the American Family Children’s Hospital will be participating in this study with Kelly and Coller serving as Site Principal Investigator and Site Co-Investigator, respectively.