Seth A. Krevat, MD, is assistant vice president for Safety at MedStar Health and a faculty associate at MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. In addition, he is an attending physician, Palliative Medicine, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
As assistant vice president for Safety, Dr. Krevat is responsible for patient and staff safety and for risk reduction programs. He focuses on understanding, coordinating, and measuring the performance of internal and external safety requirements in both the acute and non-acute care arenas. In addition, he developed and conducts a comprehensive safety program aimed at reducing safety risks and addressing serious safety events as they arise. He also leads a clinical documentation improvement program for all the MedStar hospitals.
In 2014, Dr. Krevat was selected as one of 25 physicians to participate in an 18-month MedStar leadership development program. At MedStar, he serves on several committees, including the 2020 Performance Transformation Care Management Team; the Clinical Business Council Committee; and the Quality, Safety and Risk Management Reorganization Steering Committee. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. In addition, he has presented his work at meetings of professional societies on topics such as patient safety event data and the integration of human factors engineering into patient safety and risk reduction programs. Dr. Krevat is board certified in internal medicine and in hospice and palliative medicine.
His medical degree is from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Krevat’s research interests includePatient safetyRisk reductionQuality and safety improvementRisk managementAdverse events
Dr. Krevat conducts research in the fields of quality and safety improvement, risk management, and reduction of risk. Some examples of his studies are listed below:
Identification of Threats to Safe, Reliable Outpatient Care
Dr. Krevat is a co-investigator on this project sponsored by the Charles and Mary Latham Fund. In this project, outpatient safety event data and structured focus groups composed of outpatient care providers will be used to identify threats to safe, reliable outpatient care. Human factors-based interventions will then be developed, tested, and implemented to improve care delivery in the outpatient setting.
Patient Safety and Medical Liability: Communication and Resolution Educational Toolkit
Dr. Krevat and colleagues are working on this project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.