Julie is the inaugural recipient of the John Eisenberg Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety and is President/CEO of the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), a collaboration of the California Hospital Association and the Regional Associations. She is a founding and current member of the Lucian Leape Institute of the National Patient Safety Foundation and completed a term with the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission this year.
Julie is a distinguished advisor to the National Patient Safety Foundation, past member of the National Quality Forum Best Practices Committee, and member of the Advisory Board to the Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). She was appointed Fellow to the Salzburg Seminar on Medical Errors. Julie serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mason Medical Center and Health System and was named by Becker Hospital Review as one of the top 50 experts leading patient safety.
Julie has more than three decades of executive and academic experience in health care. Her work is distinguished through translating research into practice and building cultures of safety and excellence. Before joining the Hospital Quality Institute, Morath served as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her work as Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, has been recognized in HBS Case Studies and featured in USNWR.
Dr. Jaffe has extensive experience in both clinical care and health system leadership. Prior to becoming Executive Director of CHPSO, he was Executive Director of Medical Services for the University of California system. In this role, he served as the senior physician in the system, which included oversight of quality of care at the five academic health systems and the ten student health centers. He also has served on a number of federal and state advisory committees.
Scott is the founder of SG Collaborative Solutions (SGCS), an enterprise risk management firm specializing in the prevention of unintended harm in high-consequence industries and organizations. He is the pioneer of the Collaborative Just Culture™ model of socio-technical improvement. His company is a service-centered, relationship-based business, augmented by a suite of highly adaptive and customizable tools to guide your success.
Michael builds eLearning platforms for healthcare and is proud to be HQI’s principal technology partner. Widely recognized for his work in cognitive algorithms that enhance online learning, he has developed mobile digital tools that help nurses pass NCLEX, doctors pass USMLE, and paramedics save lives on scene. He was CEO of two successful technology start-ups and is an advisor to private equity firms investing in medical education and technology.