Fairfield, CT


Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates

After a catastrophic medical error, Lisa Freeman became her husband’s caregiver for the remaining 18 years of his life. As an independent Patient Safety Advocate, she took courses in patient safety and healthcare quality, and now represents the patient voice at conferences, on panels, the CT Board of Nursing, and several hospital family councils. Freeman has been on panels at the NQF, and is a faculty member at the Academy for Emerging Patient Safety Leaders: The Telluride Experience. Representing the patient voice and perspective in healthcare conversations and working together with all stakeholders, she is committed to moving the bar and improving patient safety across the board. Freeman's work was honored as one of 25 of the Nation's Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement by the Caregiver Action Network (2014). Formerly a board member, on January 1, 2015, she assumed the role of Executive Director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety.

Freeman served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from Fall 2015 - Spring 2018.

Conflicts of Interest

As of October 24, 2016

  • PCORI, Patient/Caregiver Representative on PCORI-funded project “PROD: Patient Reported Outcomes in Diagnostic Imaging”


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