Meredith Hurston
ePatient Scholar; Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety Advocate

About Me

Meredith Hurston is a QA Technologist and Patient Safety Data Coordinator for the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins. In this role, she coordinates and displays department quality and performance improvement indicators to internal committees and throughout the institution. Meredith also facilitates the department QA workgroup meetings and presents to senior level administrators and providers in the departmental performance improvement meeting. Other responsibilities include review, investigation and analysis of pathology-related patient safety events reported through the health system's electronic event reporting system. She serves as the division liaison to Emergent Action Team Committee and Patient ID Taskforce. Her role also includes monitoring of laboratory compliance with regulatory standards and national patient safety goals through self-inspection. This responsibility includes performing CAP peer inspection of clinical laboratory operations at other Johns Hopkins Medicine entities and outside institutions. Meredith is also currently pursuing Green Belt certification for Lean Sigma.

In addition to her primary role, Meredith concurrently owns M Squared Healthcare Consulting Agency, under which she operates The Empowered Mocha Patient Blog as an online healthcare resource for the African-American Community.

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 6 3:05 pm (LK 130)
Bridging the gap between patients and providers
A common theme at Medicine X is the patient-provider gap, and the serious need to create more honest, effective, and candid communication between patients and their physicians, pharmacists and clinicians.Patients... Read more
Saturday, September 6 4:40 pm (Plenary Hall)
Emerging trends in patient safety: The role of new technologies and empowered patients
Patient Safety has become an emerging field and is increasingly recognized as an area of scientific study. With the US facing an inability to provide high quality and consistent care despite massive... Read more
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