September 2020 DOI: 10.33940/interview/2020.9.7
Drafting Success: Creating a National Action Plan for Patient Safety
​Author Bibliography

Caitlyn Allen, MPH, Patient Safety Authority

Caitlyn Allen ( is director of Engagement for the Patient Safety Authority and managing editor for Patient Safety, the PSA’s peer-reviewed journal. Before joining the PSA, she was the project manager for Patient Safety at Jefferson Health, where she also was the only nonphysician elected to serve on the House Staff Quality and Safety Leadership Council. Previously, Allen also was a project manager and patient safety officer for Wills Eye Hospital.


An informal conversation with Dr. Tejal Gandhi and Dr. Jeffrey Brady about their work as co-chairs of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety and how the committee’s new action plan, Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety, aims to change the patient safety landscape. The plan, released September 14, focuses on four foundational areas: culture, leadership, and gover-nance; patient and family engagement; workforce safety; and learning systems.


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