Quality Improvement

root cause analysis in healthcare

Developing an Effective Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare

How can healthcare organizations develop an effective root cause analysis in healthcare? Read on to learn how your organization can improve outcomes...

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checklists in healthcare

Why Checklists in Healthcare Are Important

Checklists provide a wealth of positive impacts within healthcare organizations. Whether you are looking to effectively report incidents, prevent...

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patient safety events

Measuring the Impact of Patient Safety Events

Measuring and tracking patient safety events can have a meaningful impact in making care safer and reducing costs through the prevention of...

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patient safety and quality of care

The Evolution of Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Understanding the evolution of patient safety and quality of care helps provide insight into the evolution of healthcare in a clinical setting.

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patient safety organization

What is a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)?

By participating in a patient safety organization, healthcare organizations can reduce risk and improve the overall quality of care.

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how to prevent patient falls

How to Prevent Patient Falls in 10 Steps


According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, approximately 700,000 to 1,000,000 people fall in United States hospitals every day....

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building an enterprise risk management system

Building an Enterprise Risk Management System [Case Study]

Before implementing Performance Health Partner’s enterprise software system, Ochsner Lafayette General, the largest non-profit regional health system...

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internal audit

The Benefits of Streamlining Internal Audits

It’s important for healthcare organizations to have effective protocols and systems in place to create a safety culture and provide the highest...

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infection prevention

Proactive Infection Prevention in Healthcare

According to the CDC, HAIs are contracted by an estimated 1.7 million patients annually and are responsible for 99,000 deaths each year in the U.S....

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safety in the aviation industry

What Can We Learn from the Aviation Industry?

Safety in aviation has often been compared to safety in healthcare. (1) This is the result of significant achievements in the field of aviation as it...

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