This session will focus on the overall themes and concepts for the day, drawing together the presentations and topics aimed at the future of diagnosis.
Douglas Salvador, MD, MPHSVP & Chief Quality OfficerBaystate Health, Inc.
Doug Salvador leads the Department of Healthcare Quality at Baystate Health. He collaborates with colleagues throughout the system to promote a learning health system, develop strategy for quality and patient safety, and coordinate health care for the community. Using his training in medicine, engineering, and epidemiology, Dr. Salvador is focused on the redesign of healthcare delivery systems, promoting diagnostic excellence, undergraduate and postgraduate education of quality and safety, and fostering a culture of patient safety.
A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University (Biomedical Engineering) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Salvador trained in infectious diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He practiced as a hospital epidemiologist after receiving a Masters in Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is Board President of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.
Theresa Schousek, BSCEE, MBA, MPH in-processPresidentVital Innovations LLC
Theresa Schousek is an engineer and consultant, at Vital Innovations LLC, whose interest lies in applying quality engineering and improvement practices to healthcare operational processes. She believes that patients and caregivers are important stakeholders in healthcare processes. Theresa has personally experienced three Adverse Events, and is a passionate patient advocate. She holds a BSCEE in computer and electrical engineering, an MBA in management, and is working on an MPH from Imperial College London. The global program at Imperial teaches different countries’ approaches to healthcare challenges. She is married with two living children. She enjoys playing piano with her tiny dog, Tippi.