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Engaging the Board in Patient Safety Goals

Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:57 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

Over the past few decades, many hospitals and health systems have invested significant time and resources in building and reinforcing quality improvement and patient safety programs. This has led to declines in some medical error […]

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The Promise and Practice of a Just Culture

Posted: March 26, 2020 at 12:49 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

Leaders whose organizations have made big safety gains will tell you that a high-reliability safety culture is one of shared learning characterized by an atmosphere of trust. Members of the workforce feel safe speaking up […]

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Walk the Walk

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 11:52 am   /   Articles, Featured, Thought Leadership

What does it take to truly establish a culture of safety in your hospital? According to Mark P. Jarrett, MD, senior vice president and chief quality officer at Northwell Health in New York, the secret […]

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The Story as Catalyst for Change

Posted: March 10, 2020 at 10:08 am   /   Articles, Featured, Thought Leadership

As healthcare leaders we gather data and use the numbers to guide our decisions and make strategic plans for our organization’s future. Sometimes, however, we come across a patient story so revealing and so humbling […]

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The Role of Racism as a Core Patient Safety Issue

Posted: January 26, 2020 at 12:38 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

(Members Only) In February 2019, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted a special symposium titled, “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” in honor of Shalon Irving, PhD, a JHBSPH alumna, who passed away […]

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Safety: The Importance of Culture

Posted: January 26, 2020 at 11:59 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

(Members Only) November 2019 marks the 20-year anniversary of To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Since then, we have invested a great deal of resources to reduce errors, and we have made […]

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High Reliability Healthcare

Posted: July 16, 2019 at 4:10 pm   /   Featured, Multimedia, Thought Leadership

The ultimate goal for healthcare providers is zero harm to patients, families and the workforce. In order to achieve and maintain this in the long-run, you have to learn how to walk before you can […]

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Lean Toward Zero Patient Harm

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 8:36 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

“The Toyota Way,” “Lean”—we’ve all heard the terms and been exposed to the buzz. We know that the Toyota Production System model is admired and emulated the world over by management experts and gurus. But […]

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Partnering for Safety

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

As healthcare executives, we are all aware of and striving toward the broad and common goal of reducing preventable harm to patients. But did you know that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

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ASA/ACHE Podcast on Establishing a Patient Safety Culture

Posted: October 25, 2018 at 9:08 am   /   Multimedia, Thought Leadership

(Click here for link to podcast) Brought to you by the American Society of Anesthesiologist and the American College of Healthcare Executives Featuring: Jane Easdown MDCM, MHPE Professor of Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Medical Center M. […]

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