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Boston, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2020.

Hospital crisis management, preparation, and planning are of heightened interest due to the COVID-19 emergency. This assessment tool examines hospital readiness for the patient surge due to the pandemic. The assessment tool helps organizations examine support structures, monitoring, infection control, supply and space capabilities, and staff support mechanisms to proactively address concerns to prepare for future challenges.

Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: September 2020.  

This National Action Plan developed by the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety – a group of 27 national organizations convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement – provides direction for health care leaders and organizations to implement and adapt effective tactics and supportive actions to establish the recommendations laid out in the plan. Its areas of focus include culture, leadership, and governance, patient and family engagement, workforce safety and learning systems.  

COVID-19 Special Series. Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

The rapidly evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic is enhanced through the sharing of data, information, and knowledge. This series of webinars moderated by Dr. Don Berwick and Derek Feeley, CEO, cover a range of topics to disseminate experience from the field and encourage learning. Topics covered include telemedicine, crisis standards of care, and response implementation.

Laderman M, Renton M. Boston, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2020.

Maternal care safety is challenged by operational, public health and individual provider limitations. The report outlines specific areas of concern for rural hospitals and suggests avenues for improvement. Strategies suggested using simulation to prepare staff and training on implicit bias.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. March 10. 2020.

The measurement of patient safety is a persistent challenge across the health care continuum. This webinar summarizes a set of 8 foundations to guide patient safety measurement improvement that include capitalizing data in real time and engaging patients in the measurement process. Speakers included Dr. Donald Berwick and Helen Haskell.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Principles for Improving Patient Safety Measurement. 

The measurement of patient safety is a persistent challenge across the health care continuum. This webinar will summarize a set of 8 foundations to guide patient safety measurement improvement that include capitalizing on data in real time and engaging patients in the measurement development process. Speakers will include Dr. Donald Berwick and Helen Haskell. The recording of the session is available until September 23, 2020.