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By Frank Federico | Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Is our health care system any safer today than it was back in 2000? In this post, IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh, highlights five critical components for measuring patient safety. At IHI, Frank works in the areas of patient safety, and the application of reliability principles in health care. He is faculty for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program and co-chaired a number of IHI Patient Safety Collaboratives.It’s been nearly 15 years since the Institute of Medicine publ ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Reliable Processes, WalkRounds - Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds, Trigger Tools
By Frank Federico | Friday, Oct 24, 2014
On October 20, 2014, The Joint Commission (TJC) issued a new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. In this post, IHI Executive Director Frank Federico, RPh, comments on the chapter's emphasis on leadership.The Joint Commission’s new "Patient Safety Systems" chapter is a blueprint for leaders that uses existing standards to achieve an integrated approach to patient safety. According to the Joint Commission, “While this chapter does not incl ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Crisis Management, WalkRounds - Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds
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