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By Jeff Rakover | Monday, Apr 02, 2018
A huddle is a short, stand-up meeting — 10 minutes or less — that is typically used once at the start of each workday in a clinical setting.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Communication
By Tejal Gandhi | Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
Three big, interrelated challenges in patient safety — diagnostic error, ambulatory patient safety, and health information technology — offer lessons in why looking at the big patient safety picture is necessary to progress in targeted areas.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Community, Health Information Technology (HIT), Adverse Event
By Nancy Iversen | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
If staff don't feel psychologically safe enough to speak up about risks to patient safety or opportunities for improvement, a health care organization may not know about all the problems they need to fix.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Culture of Safety, Leadership
By Gary Kaplan | Monday, Mar 12, 2018
Gary Kaplan, MD, chair of the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, argues that health care must overcome the fear of change to reduce waste, control costs, improve quality and safety, and elevate the patient experience.


Tag(s): Leadership, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Transparency
By Petrina McGrath | Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018
Petrina McGrath offers advice to aspiring nurse leaders: "Lead from wherever you stand in an organization. Get involved. Leadership is a practice."


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Nurse
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