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Patient Safety & Quality Advisor, Rick Koss

Rick KossRick Koss brings over 20 years of experience leading Joint Commission initiatives to measure and analyze the organizational structures, processes, and outcomes associated with patient safety and the quality of health care. He provided leadership and direction for professional research, statistical and technical staff in efforts to identify and understand organizational and cultural factors related to improving patient care.

He secured over $12 million in external funding for patient safety and healthcare quality research activities from a wide range of organizations including: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, Commonwealth Fund, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, California Endowment, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

Rick’s work has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. He has participated in health care quality performance measure development, testing, implementation, data collection, data analysis and data reporting from their earliest days.

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