Director, Center for Health Care Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS)
Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP, is an academic hospitalist and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, she is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS). She directs a fellowship and certificate program at Penn for post-graduate fellows and faculty in the area of quality and safety research, policy, and administration. Prior roles included Patient Safety Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for Quality and Safety in Graduate Medical Education for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
In 2012, she led the development of the Quality and Safety Educators Academy, the first national faculty development program designed to provide faculty with educational and professional development strategies to help fill the current unmet need for quality and safety educators in our nations’ medical schools and teaching hospitals. To date, this program has trained over 700 faculty as quality and safety educators in medical education nationally. In 2010, she received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Society for Hospital Medicine, in 2011 was named a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar for her innovations in medical education, and in 2012 she was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award for her work at the intersection of health professions education and quality
Dr. Myers has spoken and written nationally on patient safety issues in healthcare as well as the need for integration between graduate medical education and health care systems.