The Patient Safety Learning Lab, or “PSLL,” at Brigham and Women’s Hospital seeks to reduce preventable harm in the inpatient hospital setting by designing reliable systems for high quality and safety. The research group was formed in 2014 as part of a nationwide effort by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve quality and safety outcomes in healthcare. The multi-disciplinary team of researchers combines clinical expertise with systems engineering and human factors methods to improve patient safety.

Project Lifecycle

Our Systems Engineering and Human Factors approach can be broken down into five phases – Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate – with continuous learning central to everything we do.


Our Projects

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