March/April 2024

Volume 39 | Number 2

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  • Feature

    A Profile of ACHE’s 2024–2025 Chair

    Susan Birk

    After finishing his undergraduate work in sociology at the University of Notre Dame, William “Bill” P. Santulli, FACHE, set his career sights on becoming a sociologist. The New York native credits that early desire to work in academia to the inquisitiveness and zeal for tackling complex problems he’d learned from his father growing up on Long Island.

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  • Feature

    The Science of Safety Culture

    Ed Finkel

    As part of its approach to instilling a comprehensive patient safety culture through continuing education, MedStar Health, Columbia, Md., has built an extensive internal simulation program over the past two decades with three large simulation labs, a mobile simulation center and vans that bring simulation equipment into its hospital and outpatient environments.

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  • Web Extra

    Acceptance and Implementation Strategies

    Bob Kronemyer

    Danielle Walsh, MD, FAAP, FACS, a professor of surgery and vice chair of Surgery for Quality and Process Improvement at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, believes there are two big myths about using AI in healthcare: that physicians don’t want AI and that patients don’t want AI.

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  • Perspectives

    Technology as Transformer

    Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

    Artificial intelligence’s potential dominates conversations about the future of healthcare and all that is possible, not only to improve clinical care for patients but also to help address other challenges such as workforce. Although AI holds enormous promise, the overarching concern is that it can also produce unintended consequences.

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