Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA

    Ms. Griffin has worked in healthcare for over 25 years, particularly in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement and high reliability. She worked at the CMS Innovation Center from 2012-2016 leading the Innovation Advisors Program and serving as a senior advisor to innovation models. She was full-time staff at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for 8 eight years, directing patient safety, infection prevention and reliability projects and collaboratives. Ms. Griffin is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with experiencein the hospital setting including oversight for quality, case management, and related departments.

    Currently, Ms. Griffin is an independent consultant working with various organizations to drive clinical quality improvement and provide training to increase skills and capabilities of clinicians and health care managers. She has led multiple, successful improvement collaboratives, presents frequently at conferences and on webinars and has both developed and delivered many quality improvement training programs. Ms. Griffin serves as improvement advisor to the NJ Academy of Family Physicians, works with Safe and Reliable Care as a Senior HRO Expert, provides regular training programs for the NJ Hospital Association and is a member of the America College of Medical Quality.

    Ms. Griffin is co-developer of the Global Trigger Tool and an author on numerous articles and white papers related to patient safety and quality improvement in health care. She authored “Patient Safety and Medical Errors,” a chapter in The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools (3rd edition).