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Ochsner Health System - The Culture of Safety
Jessica Behrhorst, Olivia Sweetnam, Dr. Kathy Baumgarten, and Dr. Richard Guthrie of Ochsner Health System shares with us the importance of being proactive in terms of prevention.
On the Frontlines of Quality Care
A collection of stories from healthcare organizations on their quality initiatives.
Organizational Risk-Resilience and Its Promise for Healthcare
In healthcare risk management being resilient means more than weathering change. It's also about having proactive focus on error recovery that engages staff and prepares your organization for risks.
Software to drive your quality management initiatives
Case Study: RL in Children's Hospitals
What the AHA's Quest for Quality Means to RL
At last month’s AHA HealthLeaders Forum in San Diego, it was announced that RL Solutions has been recognized as the American Hospital Association’s Champion Sponsor for Quality. For us at RL, this...
Collaborative Just Culture: Lessons from the Experts
In a Collaborative Just Culture, organizations are responsible for building safe systems and employees are responsible for the quality of their choices. Learn more in this article from Brigham and...
Unpacking the Quadruple Aim
The Quadruple Aim has been garnering attention in diverse healthcare settings. But how do you go about tackling such a complex concept? By breaking it down into elements, interconnections and...
Case Study: Ochsner Health System
Simple Strategy with Big Impact in HAC Prevention
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients has at least one healthcare associated condition. In response to this ongoing problem, hospitals...
Things We Read and Loved: Designing for Healthcare
This month we’ve been reading a lot about designing for better care. From a designer with chronic-illness to international healthcare models, design principles and thinking bring a lot of value to...
Could Empathy Be a Key Driver for Healthcare Improvements?
We all worry about our health from time to time. Usually when it happens we seek advice. Sometimes all we really need is reassurance. According to a recent study, patients consider that middle...
Using Population Segmentation to Target Care
Earlier this month on the blog, we talked about the wealth of information gathered in healthcare and the need to collaborate to integrate the siloes of patient data. In today's post, we'll tackle...
New CMS Measure & Why Informed Consent Matters
A commitment to quality healthcare often means staying ahead of the curve. In his presentation on strategies for on-time, lower-risk surgeries and best practices for informed consent at RL Palooza...
Sharing the Story Behind Data
You can learn a lot from analyzing data, but some of the most valuable insights can come from thinking about what the data leaves out.
Taking a Step to End Workplace Violence: The Power of Reporting