Reforming Medical Justice
Today in Pioneering Ideas we are pleased to begin three discussions of the need for, and value of, system change in the medical justice arena.
We start with RWJF Senior Program Officer and Pioneer team member Nancy Barrand and Senior Counsel Jim Ingram introducing the concept of administrative health courts and explaining why Pioneer is supporting the development and testing of this new model of medical justice.
Then, throughout this week, we will have a discussion of some of the specific components of administrative health courts and their implementation:
- Paul Barringer, general counsel for RWJF grantee Common Good, will explain the relationship among medical liability reform, health courts and increased patient safety, and
- Harvard School of Public Health researchers Michelle Mello and David Studdert will describe the research they led to guide the design and feasibility of the health courts model.
We welcome your review of this information, and your thoughtful comments.