Seminar Series (virtual): Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Resources to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Speaker: Ellen S Deutsch, MD, MS

Title: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Resources to Improve Healthcare Delivery


Abstract: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of healthcare for all Americans. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the healthcare system and help patients, healthcare professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

This presentation will review AHRQ’s grant processes and other AHRQ resources, with plenty of time for discussion.

Bio: Ellen S Deutsch, MD, MS, is a Medical Officer at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She is an experienced Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Patient Safety and Simulation expert. She served as a Senior Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a Medical Director at ECRI Institute and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Editor of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory, and Director of PeriOperative Simulation at CHOP, following 20 years of practice as a Pediatric Otolaryngologist.

Dr. Deutsch has proudly served in leadership roles in national and international professional otolaryngology and simulation organizations. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and editorials, and given more than 80 invited lectures. Her goals include implementing human factors principles and enhancing the resilience of healthcare delivery systems thereby empowering clinicians to improve patient safety and provider satisfaction.

Category: Seminars