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Vaccines Alone Won’t Solve the Problem of Healthcare Worker Safety

By Patricia McGaffigan Don Berwick, IHI president emeritus and senior fellow, has characterized our current healthcare system as “repair shops” where we rise to the challenge of fixing and correcting the damage for what’s broken. Often work gets...

Engaging Patients in Improving Diagnostic Quality

By Suzanne Schrandt, JD Inaccurate or delayed diagnoses are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of serious medical errors. The National Academy of Medicine believes “improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represent...

Safer Together: A National Effort

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE Resolve to bring a renewed focus to safety. As leaders, we repre...

Top Five Most Popular ACHE Webinars in 2020

With many in-person activities cancelled or shifted to a virtual space in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...

National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety: 4 Focus Areas

Improving safety has been a top priority at healthcare organizations across the country for the las...

Providing COVID-19 Care to Indigenous Communities

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from the Frontiers of Health Services Management article, “Views...

Safety 101 Syllabus: Establish Organizational Behavior Expectations

The COVID-19 pandemic has led hospitals across the globe to rethink safety and implement new proces...

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges as a Safety Net Hospital

In July, Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago released its policy paper, “Responding to COVID-1...

Safety 101 Syllabus: Select, Develop and Engage Your Board

When it comes to achieving zero harm in healthcare, there is no silver bullet solution. Leading a C...

Safety 101 Syllabus: Prioritize Safety in Selection and Development of Leaders

Welcome back, class. Since posting our last lesson, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the glo...