PROSPECT: Promoting Respect and Ongoing Safety through Patient-centeredness, Engagement, Communication, and Technology


We believe that decisions about health care should be shared between patients, family and providers. The PROSPECT team is creating new systems and tools to help doctors, nurses, patients and families to work as a team.  Working together, we can eliminate preventable harms, make health care more affordable and ensure that patients and families make informed choices about their health care.

This website provides information about a study that is currently underway at Brigham and Women's Hospital to help patients and family members to partner with health care providers to improve the quality and safety of their care.

Transforming the Acute Care Environment: BWH PROSPECT Framework
The overarching goals of this project are to achieve the following:
      1. Optimize the overall experience of patients (including their family/care partners) by promoting
          dignity/respect, encouraging engagement, improving care plan concordance, and
          enhancing satisfaction.
      2. Minimize preventable harms in two environments: intensive care and acute care oncology units.
      3. Reduce unnecessary healthcare resource utilization and associated costs.


The Brigham and Women’s Hospital PROSPECT project is part of the Libretto Consortium supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.