I am a healthcare consultant, university professor, author, and committee chair with over three decades of experience improving the design and delivery of safe quality health care. This experience includes aligning evidence-based practices with processes and implementing solutions to positively influence patient and population outcome and satisfaction. Additionally, my skills include being adept at leading new programs and driving strategies to increase integrative patient safety and quality healthcare delivery. As a Licensed RN, Risk Manager, Certified Accreditation Professional, and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality with expertise in accreditation, patient safety, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, quality, online instruction, curriculum development, and risk management, I am dedicated to continuous improvement, building effective relationships and providing support to stakeholders, executive teams and boards of directors.
I get excited by innovation, solving problems, and improving processes and outcomes. My experience settings include Acute Care/Hospital systems, Home Health Care, Managed Care, Consulting, Advisory Board, and providing University college instruction to international learners. I have authored publications in Journal for Healthcare Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternate Approaches, Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality, Home Healthcare Nurse, among others.
Barb Duffy Consulting, LLC – President, where I provide educational, speaking, and online learning opportunities to improve patient outcomes, regulatory compliance, patient safety, and performance improvement in various healthcare settings. I created HealthcareInfoSources.com - a free knowledge repository of hundreds of resources for Healthcare Professionals promoting and aligning clinical and operational excellence in areas such as Regulatory, Risk Management, Infection Prevention, Patient Safety, Quality, Performance Improvement, Policy & Procedure, Staff Education, etc.