The Betsy Lehman Center fosters a statewide program of research, data analysis, and programming that engages and supports health care agencies, providers, and consumers working together to improve patient safety in care settings across the Commonwealth.
We are a non-regulatory state agency with a legislative mandate to:
The Betsy Lehman Center was launched in 2004 within the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services and reestablished in 2013 as an independent entity within the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA).
The Center is named for Betsy Lehman, who was a talented Boston Globe health reporter and mother of two young girls. She died in 1994 as the result of a preventable medical error when she was being treated for breast cancer. Her shocking and tragic death became a catalyst for change in approaches to patient safety both in Massachusetts and nationally.
For more information, visit our main website www.BetsyLehmanCenterMA.gov