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Promoting a Culture of Safety: What
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                                                         30 S. Meridian St.
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                                                         Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3509
                                                                                                         Leo J. McCarthy, M.D.
                                                                                                                             Established in 1997 by Riley
                                                                                                                           Children’s Foundation through a
                                                                                                                           generous gift from Leo J. McCarthy,
                                    Harold S. Kaplan, M.D.                                                                 M.D., the Lectureship in Transfusion
                                                                                                                           Medicine brings outstanding
                                    Professor of Health Policy                                                             physicians and scientists working in
                                                                                                         the critical and dynamic area of transfusion medicine
                                    Mount Sinai School of Medicine                                       to Indiana. This annual lecture was initiated as a
                                                                                                         way to improve the educational experience of
                                                                                                         students, residents, fellows and faculty, and to
                                                                                                         enhance the care of children and adults requiring
                                                                                                         transfusion support.
     Harold S. Kaplan, M.D., is Professor of           being implemented at the Mount Sinai                 Dr. McCarthy was born in Omaha, Nebraska,
Health Policy at the Mount Sinai School of             Hospital Medical Center.                          and received his undergraduate and medical degrees
Medicine. His research interests are directed at            Additionally, he served as principal         from the University of Nebraska. After completing
patient safety and focused on establishing             investigator on “Patient Safety Analysis          an internship in California, he served two years in
                                                       Training: A DoD/AHRQ Partnership.” Dr.            the U.S. Navy and one year in the Marines as a field
standardized medical event reporting for error
                                                                                                         surgeon in Vietnam.
prevention and management.                             Kaplan is currently the principal investigator
                                                                                                            Dr. McCarthy received his residency training in
     Dr. Kaplan served as the principal investigator   on the NPSF Grant, “Knowledge Discovery:          pathology at Stanford University and attained
for NHLBI RO1 funded research that led to              The development of an error/solution matrix       board certification in anatomical and clinical
the development and implementation of an               to improve patient safety.”                       pathology with special competency in hematology
event reporting system in transfusion medicine              Dr. Kaplan was honored in 2005 by the        and blood banking.
                                                       AABB for his transfusion safety work with the        He joined the Indiana University School of
(MERS-TM), aspects of which have been used
                                                                                                         Medicine faculty in 1971, and became professor
in hospitals in the US, Canada, Ireland and            first Hemphill-Jordan Award. He currently
                                                                                                         in pathology and laboratory medicine, and
Croatia. He is co-inventor of BloodLok, a              serves on the Patient Safety Advisory Editorial   pathology and pediatrics. He also was director of
device used in the US and Europe to improve            Board of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety          the Division of Transfusion Medicine for decades.
patient transfusion safety that requires               Authority. Previously Dr. Kaplan was on the       He retired from the faculty after 32 years and is
individuals performing blood transfusion to            editorial board of Quality & Safety in Health     now professor emeritus.
                                                       Care, the National Quality Forum Technical           Dr. McCarthy has authored more than 300 publi-
utilize a patient’s wristband to assure accurate
                                                                                                         cations and has presented at numerous national and
identification.                                        Advisory Panel on Standardizing a Patient
                                                                                                         international meetings. He also is a fellow of the
     Dr. Kaplan was also principal investigator        Safety Taxonomy, and a temporary advisor          Royal College of Physicians both of Edinburgh and
on Columbia University’s AHRQ U18 grant,               to the World Health Organization. He has          Ireland. In 2002, he received the John Elliott Memo-
“Reporting Systems and Learning: Best                  also chaired the Patient Safety Research          rial Award for his outstanding service from the Amer-
Practices.” This general event reporting system        Coordinating Committee for AHRQ and               ican Association of Blood Banks (AABB), was the
                                                       been a member of the MPSMS Technical and          recipient of the Victor H. Muller Award from the In-
was successfully implemented in the New
                                                                                                         diana State Association of Blood Banks (ISABB) and
York Presbyterian Hospital system and is               AHRQ Medication Safety Expert panels.
                                                                                                         was given a Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana’s
                                                                                                         governor in July 2003.