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Codman's Legacy: Data, Reporting, and Professional Responsibility
In this STSA President's Invited Lecture given at the 2014 STSA Annual Meeting, David Shahian discusses Ernest Codman’s vision of enhancing quality in health care, noting that 100 years later some of Dr. Codman's key principles still remain strongly relevant. Dr. Shahian currently serves as Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Vice President of the Massachusetts General Center for Quality and Safety, and Associate Director of the Codman Center. He has been involved in health policy issues for nearly 20 years, with a focus on performance measurement.
This educational presentation was originally given during the Postgraduate Program at the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 61st Annual Meeting. This content is published with the permission of the STSA. For more information on the STSA and its upcoming meeting, please click here.