Tools & Resources
There is growing evidence that the role of culture, especially the culture of patient safety, pays in an organization’s ability to not only improve, but also sustain those improvements over time. This section will provide strategies and resources to assist hospitals and clinical units in enhancing the culture of safety.
Improvement strategies, tools, and resources are essential to realize improvement in high reliability organizations. Improvement work is new to many leaders who find themselves in quality roles, and new improvement teams charged with harm elimination are often not familiar with the tools. This section provides useful tools and strategies that will assist leaders, performance improvement teams, and other interested individuals with the basics of quality improvement.
Technology and medical devices play a critical role in the delivery of modern health care. New technology and medical devices are revealed at an astonishing rate. This section provides strategies and tools to manage the human side of technology and medical devices.
Current glossary terms starting with a capital letter are sourced directly from Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013 Glossary.