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About MedStar Institute for
Quality and Safety


The Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety (MIQS) partners with patients, their families, and those that take care of them to improve patient care, outcomes and reduce the global burden of preventable harm.

Established by Medstar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MIQS provides a global infrastructure in which leaders, front-line care givers, patients and family members jointly develop, educate, assess, and advocate for patient safety and clinical quality initiatives.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our Centers of Expertise, diverse education and training offerings and consulting services.

To download a PDF copy of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety Overview Report, click here.

  • Dave Mayer, MD and VP, Quality & Safety and Marty Hatlie, JD, Director, MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety talk about MIQS and what the Centers of Expertise housed within have to offer our healthcare colleagues.
  • Listen in as Dave Mayer, MD explains to Dr. Chuck Murphy at the Patient Safety Movement 2017 Mid-Year meeting, held at the Inova Center for Personalized Health the benefits of CANDOR and open, honest communication when patient harm occurs.