About Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH

Elizabeth Mort is a general internist who has provided primary care at MGH since she completed her residency. She has practiced at Women's Health Associates, now located at 101 Merrimac Street in Boston. Dr. Mort is the former Senior Vice President of Quality and Safety, Chief Quality Officer at the MGH and the MGPO. Dr. Mort has extensive experience in health care quality measurement, quality and safety improvement, managed care medical management strategies, contracting and hospital management. At MGH she oversees the Lawrence Center for Quality & Safety. Dr. Mort is nationally recognized as an expert in Quality and Safety. She has held leadership roles on regional, state and national committees and has been listed in Becker's Hospital Review - 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety routinely since 2013. Dr. Mort completed her residency in primary care internal medicine at MGH followed by a fellowship at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. She received a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Health Planning and Administration and Population Planning. Dr Mort is an Associate Professor in both the Department of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

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Mass General Beacon Hill Primary Care
165 Cambridge St.
Charles River Plaza
5th Floor, Suite 501
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-4900

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Dr. Mort's research has focused on clinical decision making and quality improvement strategies.


  • 1. Donelan K, Rogers RS, Eisenhauer A, Mort E, Agnihotri AK. Consumer comprehension of surgeon performance data for cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011: May;91(4):1400-5;discussion 1405-6.2. Shahian DM, Nordberg P, Meyer GS, Mort E, Atamian S, Liu X, Karson AS, H Zheng. Predictors of nonadherence to national hospital quality measures for heart failure and pneumonia. American Journal of Medicine 2011: July: 124(7)636-46.3. Shahian D, Meyer G, Mort E, Atamian S, Liu S, Karson A, Ramunno L, Zheng H. Association of national hospital quality measures adherence to long term mortality and readmissions. British Medical Journal of Quality and Safety, 2012;21:4 325-336.4. Mort E, Demehin A, Marple K, McCullough K, Meyer G. Setting Quality and Safety priorities in a target risk environment. Academic Medicine. 2013 Aug, 88(8) 1099-104.5. McCabe JM, Kennedy KF, Eisenhauer AC, Waldman HW, Mort E, Pomeraztsev E, Resnic FS, Yeh RW. Reporting trends and outcomes in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction national hospital quality assessment programs. Circulation. 2014 Jan, 129(2):194-2026. Abookire SA, Gandhi T, Kachalia A Sands K, Mort E, Bommarito G, Gagne J, Sato L, Weingart S. Creating a Fellowship Curriculum in Patient Safety and Quality. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2014 Feb; 31(1):27-30.7. Gandhi T, Abookire S, Kachalia A, Sands K, Mort E, Bommarito G, Gagne J, Sato L, Weingart S. Design and Implementation of the Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality, American Journal of Medical Quality. 2014 Feb; 31 (1):22-6.8. Daly B, Mort EA. A decade after to Err is Human: what should health care leaders be doing? Physician Exec. 2014 May-Jun;40(3):50-2, 54. PubMed PMID: 24964550; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4439398.9. Bruckel J, Liu X, Karson A, Hohmann S, Mort E, Shahian D. The denominator problem: national hospital quality measures for acute myocardial infarction, BMJ Quality & Safety. 2016 Mar; 26(3):189-99.10. Lennes I, Park E, Mort E, Burke D, Ryan D. Chemotherapy Errors: A Call for a Standardized Approach to Measurement and Reporting." Journal of Oncology Practice. 2016 Apr, 12(4).11. Aaronson E, Borczuk P, Benzer T, Mort E, Temin E. 72 Hour Returns: A Trigger Tool for Diagnostic Error. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 68(4):S130-1.12. Shahian D, McEachern K, Rossi L, Chisari R, Mort E. Large-scale implementation of the I-PASS handover system at an academic medical centre. BMJ Quality & Safety. 2017 Sept; 26(9):760?70.13. Mort E, Bruckel J, Donelan K, Paine L, Rosen M, Thompson D, Weaver S, Yagoda D, Proonvost P. Improving Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Through Peer-to-Peer Assessment: Demonstration Project in Two Academic Medical Centers. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2017 Sep/Oct;32(5):472-479.14. Blanchfield B, Archarya B. Mort E. The Hidden Costs of Regulation: The Administrative Cost of Reporting Serious Reportable Events. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2018; 44(4):212-8.15. Shahian D, Liu X, Rossi L, Mort E, Normand S. Safety Culture and Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Study of Medicare Beneficiaries at 171 Hospitals. Health Services Research. 2018 Apr; 53(2):608-631.16. Switaj T, Cummings, B, Logan M, Mort, E. Adopting RCA2: The interrater Reliability of Safety Assessment Codes. American College of Medical Quality. 2018; DOI: 10.1177/106286061879394517. Aaronson E, White B, Black L, Brown D, Benzer T, Castagna A, Raja A, Sonis J, Mort E. Training to improve Communication Quality: An efficient interdisciplinary experience for Emergency Department Clinicians. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2019 May/Jun;34(3):260-265. Doi:10.1177/1062860618799936. Epub 2018 Sep 21.18. Aaronson EL, Mort E, Sonis J, Chang Y, White B. Overall Emergency Department Rating: Identifying the Factors that Matter Most to Patient Experience. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Dec; 40(6): 366-375

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