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  • Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS

  • Director of Patient Safety

Dana Siegal is the Director of Patient Safety for CRICO Strategies, where she provides analytical and educational services to leading academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician practices on the issues of medical liability and patient safety. She evaluates the risk profiles of health care organizations throughout the country, assessing where current vulnerabilities exist, and making recommendations for prioritizing action plans. Additionally, she provides detailed analysis of medical malpractice claims, with a specific focus on Diagnostic, OB, EHR, and Emergency Medicine.

Ms. Siegal has 30 years’ experience in healthcare quality and risk management, ranging from front line clinical care as an emergency room nurse, to front line risk management where she was involved in all aspects of incident reporting, sentinel event management, root cause analysis, credentialing. She has worked closely with clinicians and administrators in development and implementation of incident reporting systems, and has extensive experience in the analysis of hospital and provider performance data and development of patient safety initiatives in a variety of clinical practice settings. Ms. Siegal is a Registered Nurse and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS).

Over the years she has held additional certifications in Emergency Medicine, Case Management, Quality and Risk Management, and Legal Nurse Consulting. Ms. Siegal has also completed train-the-trainer programs in Leadership, Conflict Management, Facilitation and Negotiation skills, and Apology and Disclosure coaching.  She is also certified as an educator in Team Training.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Improvement in Diagnostic Medicine (SIDM) and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Journal Peer Review board.