Laís de Holanda Junqueira is the Quality, Patient Safety and Innovation Manager at Elsevier. In this role, Laís provides strategic counsel to organizations on how evidence-based information and technology can improve patient safety and clinical outcomes and how Elsevier solutions can empower healthcare professionals on their path to delivering high-quality and safer care through innovative solutions. Lais currently holds positions at the Brazilian Society of Quality of Care and Patient Safety (SOBRASP) as a member of the scientific council, member of the Diversity and Equity team, faculty member of the Foundations of Patient Safety course and producer and director of the Podcast 'Pausa pro Cafe' which discusses best practices for quality of care and patient safety.
Lais is an honorary member of the Patient Safety Foundation in Chile, an associate member of the International Association of Innovation Professionals, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and completed an MBA in Healthcare Management and Innovation. Prior to Elsevier, Laís honed her interest in healthcare when she worked closely with organizations starting the journey for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety as a language liaison between hospitals and accreditation authorities such as The Joint Commission International.
Some of her work can be seen in the publications: book chapter ‘Safe Systems for Safe Maternal and Newborn Care’, the whitepaper 'Journey towards zero harm – Sustaining the delivery of quality of care through system nudges', article in Revista Chilena de Seguridad del Paciente 'Maximise quality and patient safety through rapid access to current, credible, evidence-based practice', and whitepaper 'Information: Empowering Healthcare Professionals in Fostering Safe Systems'.