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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
By Carol Haraden | Friday, Feb 21, 2014
IHI Vice President Carol Haraden, PhD, is executive lead for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, Dr. Haraden talks about changes in patient safety in the last decade and what organizations of every size need to do to improve patient safety.Q What are the most significant changes you have seen in patient safety in the last 10 years or so?A Technology has been a strong enabler of some important changes in patient s ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient Safety & Quality, Patient Safety (clinical effectiveness), safety culture, Safety net ambulatory care improvement, Safety Manager, leadership and patient safety, Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), Leadership
By Carol Haraden | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This blog post was written by Carol Haraden, IHI Vice President and patient safety expert, in collaboration with Kedar Mate, IHI Vice President, and Amelia Cline, IHI Research Assistant. Spreading improvement success from the pilot unit to the rest of the organization is one of quality improvement’s greatest challenges. We know this kind of spread is vital to having a continuously improving organization, but it is a problem that seems to be plaguing everyone doing this work, no matter the con ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Organizational change, Leadership, Changes, Bundles, Spreading Changes
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