Rabinowitz ABK, Clarke JR, Marella W, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:676-681.
This article describes the safety efforts of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, which includes their incident reporting system (PA-PSRS) and publication of reporting trends in Patient Safety Advisory.
Joshi M, Kazandjian V, Martin P, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:671-677.
The authors describe key initiatives of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, a 2005 Eisenberg award winner, and propose that their approach can be used as a model for patient safety programs in other states.
Murphree J, Englert J, Koch K, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:545-53.
The winner of the 2005 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize presents how they use a care-based cost management approach to address the six Institute of Medicine (IOM) quality aims and, in turn, improve safety.
Johnson T, Currie G, Keill P, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:554-60.
This 2005 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize finalist reports on how using Six Sigma techniques, along with clinical information and business intelligence systems, facilitates strategic quality and safety alignment at their hospital.
Bukunt S, Hunter C, Perkins S, et al. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2016;31.
Representatives from this 2005 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize finalist discuss their use of bar coding, computerized provider order entry, and digital medical records to support safe and high quality health care.
Anthony R, Ritter M, Davis R, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:566-72.
Authors from the 2005 American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality Prize citation of merit recipient highlight their use of collaborative rounds, in which family members may participate, along with multimedia tools to enhance the patient's role in safety.
Willeumier D. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2004;30:559-566.
Advocate is a learning organization recognized for its commitment to quality and safety across multiple locations in Illinois. Each affiliate benefits from the others by adopting identified best practices and continually disseminating them to foster ongoing improvement.
Yates GR, Hochman RF, Sayles SM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2004;30:534-542.
This hospital received national recognition for their incentive programs and leadership engagement, and for successfully balancing a culture that supports a "just" approach to error without avoiding accountability. The application of Red Rules, a stop-the-line philosophy, and simplification of administrative barriers helped them achieve an environment that supports safety and learning.
Paine LA, Baker DR, Rosenstein B, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004;30:543-50.
Johns Hopkins has been recognized for their efforts toward transparency, innovation, and successful engagement of their leadership, and this article provides a thoughtful model for other academic medical centers to mirror the rapid improvements made at Johns Hopkins.
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