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David Einstein, MD
The following talk is titled What You Need to Know About Genetic Testing. It’s from a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care on October 13, 2018 in Boston. The program was sponsored jointly by two Harvard teaching hospitals and CRICO, the insurance and patient safety program for all of the Harvard medical institutions and their affiliates. The speaker is Dr. David Einstein. Dr. Einstein is an attending oncologist in the genitourinary program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Einstein is a physician-scientist with an interest in prostate cancer, serving as overall principal investigator of two clinical trials as well as PI of translational research projects supported by a grant from the DoD.
Recent data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show that sexual harassment and gender discrimination affect up to 50 percent of women medical students and more than 50 percent of women faculty in medicine. It affects men too.
It is estimated that thousands of medical specimens are lost each month. The impact on the diagnostic process when a specimen is lost is of particular concern. In early 2022, a patient safety document was published by the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization, or AMC PSO, to describe ways to prevent harm to patients when specimens are lost. Safety Net interviews two participants with some advice for QI.
The use of simulation in health care has grown worldwide. This year and through 2028, industry business analysts expect double digit growth in a $2 billion market for simulation services, software, and anatomical models. We interview pioneers and leading edge practitioners of the art.