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Vaccines Alone Won’t Solve the Problem of Healthcare Worker Safety

Posted: March 16, 2021 at 8:54 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

Don Berwick, IHI president emeritus and senior fellow, has characterized our current healthcare system as “repair shops” where we rise to the challenge of fixing and correcting the damage for what’s broken. Often work gets accomplished […]

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Do You Need to Know Six Sigma?

Posted: March 15, 2021 at 11:40 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

We’ve all heard of Six Sigma. It’s familiar terminology to any healthcare leader focused on quality improvement. Surely, however, there are some of you out there who know only that it is a methodological tool […]

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Engaging Patients in Improving Diagnostic Quality

Posted: March 11, 2021 at 4:21 pm   /   Thought Leadership

Inaccurate or delayed diagnoses are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of serious medical errors. The National Academy of Medicine believes “improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional and […]

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Safer Together: A National Effort

Posted: January 21, 2021 at 3:42 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

As leaders, we represent more than the roles we play. We belong to a profession centered on an important calling: to care for those who put their trust in us and to model the values […]

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Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review

Posted: December 21, 2020 at 8:46 am   /   Thought Leadership

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has called diagnostic error a “blind spot” for modern medicine and improving diagnosis a “moral, professional, and public health imperative.”1 The emergency department (ED) is a known high-risk site for […]

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National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety: 4 Focus Areas

Posted: November 30, 2020 at 10:45 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

Improving safety has been a top priority at healthcare organizations across the country for the last two decades, but preventable harm is still an issue. To help tackle this problem, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement-convened […]

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Interview: William Gunnar, MD, JD, FACHE, Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety

Posted: November 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm   /   Thought Leadership

The recent release of Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety marks the latest contribution of William Gunnar, MD, JD, FACHE, to a better healthcare system. Dr. Gunnar, director of the U.S. […]

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ACHE, Along With IHI, AHRQ Announce National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety

Posted: September 14, 2020 at 10:48 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

The American College of Healthcare Executives today joins with members of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety to announce the release of a National Action Plan to provide health systems with renewed momentum and […]

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Safety 101 Syllabus: Establish Organizational Behavior Expectations

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 11:32 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic has led hospitals across the globe to rethink safety and implement new processes and protocols to protect the health of patients, visitors, staff and anyone else who might enter a healthcare organization. […]

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Safety 101 Syllabus: Select, Develop and Engage Your Board

Posted: July 31, 2020 at 10:29 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

When it comes to achieving zero harm in healthcare, there is no silver bullet solution. Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success does, however, outline six leadership domains that can help ensure safety […]

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