Perspectives on Safety
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- Culture of Safety 1
- Education and Training
- Error Reporting and Analysis 1
- Legal and Policy Approaches 4
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
Dr. Meyer is Chief Clinical Officer of Partners Healthcare System, the large Boston-based system that includes Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals. We spoke with him about training and certification in patient safety.
with commentary by Karen Frank, DNP, RN, MSHA, Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
This piece offers a nurse's viewpoint on the benefits of acquiring certification in patient safety.
with commentary by Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, Certification in Patient Safety, June 2016
In this piece, a pharmacist highlights the importance of earning patient safety certification.
with commentary by Antonio Pinto, MD, PhD, Safety in Radiology, October 2013
This piece explores how to mitigate risks associated with radiology procedures.
with commentary by Eric J. Thomas, MD, MPH; Jan Patterson, MD, MS; Sherry Martin, MEd; Doris Quinn, PhD; Gary Reed, MD; Ken Shine, MD, Educating Practitioners in Safety and Quality, February 2011
Health care in the United States is undergoing profound changes due to societal demands to improve the quality of care and simultaneously reduce costs.
with commentary by Alison H. Page, MS, MHA, Just Culture, October 2007
We've all been there...something goes wrong, a patient is harmed, and we, as medical directors, managers, and administrators, are forced to judge the behavioral choices of another human being. Most of the time, we conduct this complex leadership function guided by little more than vague policies, personal beliefs, and intuition. Frequently, we are frustrated by the fact that many other providers have made the same mistake or behavioral choice, with no adverse outcome to the patient, and the behavior was overlooked. Quite understandably, the staff is frustrated by what appears to be inconsistent, irrational decision-making by leadership. The "just culture" concept teaches us to shift our attention from retrospective judgment of others, focused on the severity of the outcome, to real-time evaluation of behavioral choices in a rational and organized manner.