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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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A Marathon to Patient Safety

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 10:53 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

We’ve said it here before: leading for safety is a marathon, not a sprint! Like all good marathoners, we’re prepared for the long haul and are determined to go the distance. With that in mind, […]

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Lead for Safety

Posted: August 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

What can you, as a healthcare executive, do to aid your organization’s transformation into a high-reliability organization that delivers safer care and saves lives? Whether you’re a middle manager or a member of the C-suite, […]

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Imagine Your Hospital with Zero Harm

Posted: August 2, 2018 at 9:39 am   /   Articles, Thought Leadership

As healthcare leaders, we all want to create and sustain a culture of safety in our organizations. This goal is so crucial and timely that ACHE and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation […]

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Leading for Safety and Its Favorable Side Effect: Reduced Readmissions

Posted: June 19, 2018 at 11:31 am   /   Thought Leadership

Leading a culture of safety in your organization will enable you to check off another goal on your to-do list: reducing the readmission rate. At this year’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership, participants had two opportunities […]

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