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Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI

Health Care

Event: Patient Safety Executive Development Program

Sept. 22–28, 2011, in Cambridge, MA

Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 14:37

(IHI: Cambridge, MA) -- More than a decade of eye-opening mortality and morbidity studies have steadily increased awareness of the medical errors and defects in care that are heavily embedded in health care delivery. Work in this area, while robust, is far from complete and must be put on the front burner. Partnership for Patients and other local, regional, and national initiatives to improve patient safety are focused on doing just that. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) invites you to gain the insight, resources, and tools necessary to guide your organization in implementing a successful safety program by joining IHI for the Patient Safety Executive Development Program, Sept. 22–28, 2011, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


This comprehensive seven-day program features an intensive agenda designed specifically for individuals with oversight for safety in an organization, hospital, department, or inpatient or outpatient facility—in the United States or internationally—which could include:
• Managers and directors, department heads, and administrators
• Nurse leaders
• Patient safety officers
• Pharmacists
• Physicians
• Quality leaders
• Risk managers



The comprehensive curriculum for the Patient Safety Executive Development Program covers topics critical to the success of patient safety programs, including:
• Reliability science: using proven principles that pick up where vigilance leaves off
• Human factors: creating systems that compensate for the limits of human ability
• Building a just culture: moving away from blame and shame
• Interpersonal communication and teamwork: developing a framework for working together and supporting each other in care delivery across the health care continuum
• Influencing others: understanding and shaping stakeholder perspectives
• Improvement: using tested safety improvement techniques
• Safety measures: knowing what to measure and how to measure it
• Critical analysis: using investigative tools such as root cause analysis and proven observational techniques
• A framework for safety: a set of concepts and tools for moving health care toward safety and reliability
• Spread: understanding and engaging key stakeholders in the process of spreading successful improvements across your organization
• Technology: understanding the promises, pitfalls, and realities of technology
• Leadership: taking it from the top—connecting the CEO with the safety agenda
• Positioning patient safety within the organization: integrating patient safety into the organizational structure and daily life
• Strategy and implementation: creating a comprehensive safety program and implementation plan


Enroll online at www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs.


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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent nonprofit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. IHI focuses on motivating the will for change, identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with patients and health care professionals, and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations. IHI mobilizes teams and organizations through its staff and partnerships with faculty members worldwide who share the philosophy “all teach, all learn.” Founded in 1991, IHI is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.