Brown-Spath & Associates is a healthcare training company based in Forest Grove, Oregon. Patrice L. Spath, MA, RHIT, president of Brown-Spath & Associates, is a health information management professional with broad experience in healthcare quality and patient safety improvement. Patrice has presented more than 400 educational programs on healthcare quality management topics and has authored and edited numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles.

Since 2004 Ms. Spath has taught undergraduate and graduate online courses on healthcare quality management and patient safety at several schools, including the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Oregon Health & Science University, Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Brown-Spath & Associates retired from publishing books in June 2023. Patrice continues to teach and author books on healthcare quality and patient safety topics. These books are sold by other companies. Learn more about the books on the publications page.