George Blike, MD
APSF Patient Safety Priorities Advisory Group - Clinical Deterioration
Dr. Blike has served as Chief Quality and Value Officer of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system for the last seven years. In this role, Dr. Blike leads enterprise-wide efforts to continually improve the patient quality, safety, experience and value of care. He is an academic professor of anesthesiology who has worked to advance the application of human factors, safety science and systems engineering to improve the safety and reliability of complex healthcare delivery systems. He currently co-leads an AHRQ funded patient safety learning lab, focused on the safety problem of “failure to rescue” (a.k.a., deaths from serious but treatable complications). He currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Vermont Program for Quality in Healthcare and the immediate past-Chair of the New Hampshire Foundation for Healthy Communities.