Joel Henry Appointed to ACOG Post
Published: 11/11/2010





Joel Henry, M.D.
MADISON - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a national Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PSQI). This national Committee has representatives from each of the eleven districts. The Chair of District VI has recently appointed Joel Henry, M.D. as the Chair of the District's Patient Safety Committee and representative to the national Committee. The PSQI Committee monitors patient safety and medical error reduction issues specific to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology and develops strategies to reduce medical errors. It explores potential collaborative efforts with specialty societies and others on a national level, and reviews patient safety initiatives and best practices. It also directs the College's quality improvement activities, such as performance measurement and peer review. The committee oversees the Voluntary Review of Quality Care program, the College's hospital peer consultation program. The committee also sponsors the College's postgraduate courses and webcasts focused on quality and safety for leaders in women's health care and offers quality improvement expertise to external organizations.