In the 15 years following the seminal IOM reports and the subsequent rise of the patient safety movement, we remain challenged on how to fully integrate patient safety efforts into other longstanding operational departments. Most notably, risk management and patient safety — although inextricably linked — are not always viewed as cross-functional and remain not fully integrated within many healthcare organizations. However, with the rise of new communication models such as Communication and Resolution Programs, we are now beginning to break down operational barriers between risk, quality, and patient safety and build a healthcare system that integrates all three as crucial elements in safe care delivery.(Click here for more on the CRP work the WPSC is doing here in Washington.)
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This Week's"Friday 5":
Patient Safety and Risk Management
1)How Patient Safety and Risk Intersect and Strategies to Make it Happen— Featuring WPSC member Virginia Mason and co-authored by WPSC member, Jackie Valentine of Seattle Children’s: Read Post.
2) The Integration of Quality Assurance, Risk Management, and Patient Safety— Follow a presentation detailing one organization’s goal to integrate risk management and patient safety to achieve their safety culture goals: See Presentation.
3) The evolution of healthcare risk and quality professionals —Working to realign the roles of quality, patient safety and risk in healthcare organizations: Read Report.
4) Communication and Resolution Programs — an ideal meeting ground for advancing risk management, patient safety, and transparency together: Read Post.
5) A discussion on risk management is incomplete without mention of medical malpractice and liability —With CRP’s, patient safety and risk again come together to offer transparent, patient centered alternatives to litigation: Read Article.
IN THE BLOG NAVIGATING PATIENT SAFETY IN THE RURAL HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE
Those who work in rural healthcare know that rural health facilities like ambulatory and critical access clinics are truly unique, with their own set of virtues and challenges. David Allison of PeaceHealth shares how they navigate patient safety in this landscape.
Kelly Veit, MHA
Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
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Seattle, WA 98104
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