Rebold Discusses on Top Patient Safety Concerns at NAHQ Next Conference

Barbara Rebold

November 5, 2018


Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct patient safety initiatives can be a daunting task. To help guide organizations in deciding where to focus their patient safety efforts, ECRI Institute utilizes the information reported to our Patient Safety Organization to develop the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations Report each year.

During NAHQ Next, Barbara Rebold, director of engagement and improvement for the patient safety, risk, and quality group at ECRI Institute, and Sharon DiRienzo, director for patient safety, quality, and risk management at Main Line Health System, will lead a session titled Top Ten Patient Safety Concerns for 2018. In this session, speakers will share the 2018 concerns, examples of reports on each, and strategies for preventing or mitigating the concern.

Agenda & Speakers

Barbara Rebold, BSN, RN, MS, CPHQ

Director, Engagement and Improvement, Patient Safety, Risk, and Quality Group, ECRI Institute
Barbara Rebold has worked with ECRI Institute since 2005. She has over 30 years of experience in all areas of quality management, utilization management, disease management, patient safety, service improvement, and medical management in both hospitals and managed care. Rebold is a nurse with clinical experience in critical care and step-down. She serves as President of the Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality and is on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Association for Healthcare Quality.

Sharon DiRienzo, RN, MSN, CPHRM, CPPS

Director for Patient Safety, Quality, and Risk Management, Main Line Health System


Minneapolis Convention Center
1201 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403


The NAHQ Next Conference will bring together industry experts to share their innovative approaches for achieving financial sustainability while delivering greater value. Hospital and health system senior executives will explore opportunities for advancing care coordination and novel strategies for engaging consumers.