Fran Griffin is the owner of Fran Griffin & Associates and provides consulting in patient safety, quality improvement and innovation for health care. Fran has directed numerous projects to improve safety, prevent infections and implement reliability science in health care organizations in the US and other countries including the United Kingdom and Australia. She currently serves as a senior advisor at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where she was employed full time from 2002 to 2010.

Fran has directed collaborative and innovation projects on patient safety and the Triple Aim and was lead faculty for several topics in the IHI 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns. She is co-developer of the IHI Global Trigger Tool and has taught use of the tool to clinicians in the US, UK, Australia and Qatar plus safety courses in these countries and Sweden. Fran is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with 20 years of hospital experience, including administrative oversight for quality, case management, and other related departments. She is author of numerous articles related to patient safety and quality improvement in health care and co-author of “Patient Safety and Medical Errors,” a chapter in The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools (2nd edition). She received her Masters in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.