Texas State University, USA
Dr. Frank Mazza received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently received his training in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the hospital system of Case Western Reserve University. He has practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Austin for 27 years. Currently, he serves as Chief Patient Safety Officer and system level Associate Chief Medical Officer for the Seton Family of Hospitals. His primary area of expertise has been in the area of Clinical Process Improvement and Patient Safety and he presently leads or has led multiple teams that have focused their efforts on standardizing care and care processes. He serves as Executive Sponsor of work for which the Seton organization received. The Joint Commissions Codman Award in 2007 as well as inaugural Quality awards given by Childbirth Connections in 2009 and the state of Texas in 2011. He has been a faculty member for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission Premier and Ascension Health and he holds an academic appointment as adjunct Associate Professor of Respiratory Care at Texas State University. He is a member of IHIs Executive Quality Leader Network, described as a hink tank for new ideas and a test bed for new concepts designs and solutions.
1. Effects of Human Factors on Human Performance in Care Processes
2. Teamwork Training Using High-Fidelity Medical Simulators