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Jennifer Dingman is the founder of Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Healthcare (PULSE). For more than 15 years, Jennifer has volunteered her time to improve the quality of the healthcare system in the U.S. In 1996, Jennifer founded PULSE of Colorado, now a national organization, to support patients and their families who had experienced medical errors and other adverse medical outcomes. She believes that patient involvement, and promoting an equal partnership between the doctor and the patient, is the most effective way to achieve better quality in the healthcare industry.


Comparative Effectiveness Research: Jennifer Dingman, Founder of PULSE

Jennifer Dingman | February 20, 2013
I got involved in patient safety many years ago after I lost my mom in early 1995 due to medical errors. While my mom was in a coma for seven weeks, I met other families in ICU. Many of them – the majority – had unanswered questions.