Martin J. Hatlie, JD is CEO of Project Patient Care (PPC), a non-profit organisation focussed on bringing the voice and experience of patients into healthcare improvement work. He also serves as Co-Director of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, which integrates open and honest communication strategies, patient and family engagement, research and high reliability organisation methods into quality and safety improvement. He joined the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Board of Directors in 2020. Mr Hatlie is a lawyer who advocates for patients and coaches healthcare providers and policymakers on patient safety and medical liability issues. In addition to PSMF, he serves on the boards of several organisations focussed on patient safety, including Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, The Leapfrog Group, Smart Patients, MacNeal Hospital in Chicago, and the Alliance for Integrated Medication Management. He also plays advisory roles with the World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Programme, National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission, and works with the Healthcare Patient Partnership Institute to help hospitals establish patient and family advisory councils focussed on safety and quality. Mr Hatlie attended Carleton College and received his law degree from Boston College Law School. He co-edited the Patient Safety Handbook, one of the first textbooks in the patient safety field.
CEO, Project Patient Care & Co-Director MedStar institute for Quality and Safety
Washington, DC, USA