Technical Expert Panel
The AHRQ PSNet Technical Expert Panel (TEP) is a distinguished group of healthcare professionals and subject matter experts dedicated to enhancing patient safety within the healthcare industry. They represent a diverse array of backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, quality improvement, and patient advocacy, and their combined expertise helps inform PSNet content and improvement.
David A. Acosta, MD
Nicole Brandt, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP
Jane Brock, MD, MSPH
Pascale Carayon, PhD
Amy Helwig, MD, MS, FAAFP
Dr. Helwig is recognized nationally for developing innovative programs in quality, safety and Health IT to drive value and improve patient outcomes. She has held numerous quality and care transformation leadership roles, including Executive Vice President of RTI International’s Commercial Health division, an industry leader in design and evaluation of value-based care programs; Chief Quality Officer and Vice President, Quality Improvement and Performance at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Insurance Services Division; and Deputy Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she led the building and implementation of national patient safety event reporting and AHRQ’s Patient Safety Organization program. Additionally, while at US Health and Human Services, she was the Director, HIT Safety and Clinical Informatics and Chief Medical Officer at the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.