James B Conway

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OBJECTIVE The presentation and natural history of untreated, symptomatic intramedullary spinal cavernomas at our institution were analyzed. The objective is to provide additional information regarding the natural history of conservatively managed, symptomatic, intramedullary spinal cord cavernous malformations. METHODS The medical records of patients(More)
In 1995, a medication error at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) that received intense media scrutiny, transformed the Institute in many ways. Primarily, patient safety became a major priority that led to Institute-wide organizational learning. As a result, DFCI emerged as a national leader in the patient safety movement. A key factor believed to(More)
A patient-centered model of care has profound implications for the way that care is planned, delivered, and evaluated. Although most leaders in healthcare organizations today embrace the basic tenets of a patient-centered philosophy, they often find that moving toward a patient-centered model requires an unanticipated level of commitment and significant(More)
You are a young neurologist practicing in a small hospital. You admit a 55-year-old woman with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus who had an embolic stroke at home. On reviewing the patient’s medical record, you notice that she appears to have been in atrial fibrillation during two electrocardiographic (ECG) tests during visits to the office of her(More)
Adverse events within health care settings can lead to two victims. The first victim is the patient and family and the second victim is the involved health care professional. The latter is the focus of this review. The objectives are to determine definitions of this concept, research the prevalence and the impact of the adverse event on the second victim,(More)
BACKGROUND One out of seven patients is involved in an adverse event. The first priority after such an event is the patient and their family (first victim). However the involved health care professionals can also become victims in the sense that they are traumatized after the event (second victim). They can experience significant personal and professional(More)
www.MaterialsViews.com C O M M U N IC A IO N He Yi , Xin-Yu Bao , Jie Zhang , Christopher Bencher , Li-Wen Chang , Xiangyu Chen , Richard Tiberio , James Conway , Huixiong Dai , Yongmei Chen , Subhasish Mitra , and H.-S. Philip Wong * Flexible Control of Block Copolymer Directed SelfAssembly using Small, Topographical Templates: Potential Lithography(More)
A low-cost, ambulatory blood-pressure monitor has been calibrated and validated against a random zero sphygmomanometer. The repeatability of ambulatory pressure recordings after a placebo month in 44 mild to moderate untreated hypertensives was assessed. Systolic blood pressure showed a mean difference over 1 month of 2.0 mmHg, with a standard deviation of(More)
  • James Conway
  • Joint Commission journal on quality and patient…
  • 2008
BACKGROUND As hospitals seek to drive rapid quality improvement, boards have an opportunity-and a significant responsibility--to make better quality of care the organization's top priority. INTERVENTION "Six things all boards should do to improve quality and reduce harm" are recommended: (1) setting aims--set a specific aim to reduce harm this year; make(More)