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Patient Safety Collaborative

An infrastructure of expertise to streamline the discovery and translation of innovative technologies that improve patient safety.


2021 – MSEM Students Reviewing Problems and Identifying Solutions

2016 -Patient Safety Collaboration – Program Inception

We are working with Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to establish an “Engineering Collaborative for Patient Safety” to bring engineering talent to clinicians so they may solve patient safety issues.

This collaborative is an effort of the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Clinical Engineering Services.

If you have an idea, project, or site that you think could benefit from a team of Master of Science in Engineering Management students, or any other inquiries, please contact program manager, Karla McCarthy at

All projects for the 7-week fall course are vetted and selected through our office the prior spring. However, please get in touch if you have any interest or need in engineering student teams or individuals and we will try to facilitate filling that need through our collaborative.  Both short and long-term projects are welcome.