Brian F. Shea is a nationally recognized leader in the area of patient safety and technology. In addition to advising Accenture clients, Dr Shea is a frequent speaker for local and national groups where he strives to provide programs that are focused on educating, motivating, and inspiring change to enhance patient safety.
A native of Boston’s North Shore, Brian has over 27 years of overall healthcare experience which began as an emergency medical technician in the Metro Boston area. He has an undergraduate and a graduate degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston. He completed a fellowship in clinical pharmacy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was also Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Burn/Trauma, Director of Drug Information Services, and then Assistant Director for Clinical Pharmacy Services. He is a veteran of the US Navy Reserve, maintains an appointment as adjunct faculty at the Northeastern University College of Pharmacy, and is on the editorial advisory panel for Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. In addition to speaking, consulting, and clinical pharmacy, his experience includes staff pharmacist positions in both community and teaching hospitals.
Brian’s focus in patient safety began during the 1980’s during which time he concentrated on the affects of human dynamics and performance on human error. In 1992, he joined Drs. Lucian Leape and David Bates as a member of the Harvard Adverse Drug Event Prevention Study Group and is co-author on the team’s work as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Later, after consulting on a per diem basis for Concepts in Healthcare, Brian founded MedSafety International, a consulting practice dedicated to medication safety. He then joined the health practices of Ernst & Young and Capgemini, and in 2005 joined Accenture as a Senior Manager in our Provider Systems practice where he continues to focus on patient safety for Accenture clients as well as serve as our lead for the Accenture clinical systems design methodology (AcceleratedDesign).