New National Action Plan Seeks to Re-Energize Patient Safety Improvement and Accelerate Change

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (09/14/20)

The National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC), convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has released a National Action Plan to provide health systems with renewed traction and clarity to eliminate preventable medical harm. NSC Co-Chair Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH, said the plan, titled "Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety," aims to ramp up coordinated action to reinvigorate patient safety improvement. The plan emphasizes furthering health equity as a core precept of its recommendations and provides resources to remove point-of-care and community inequities. Four foundational areas on which the plan's insights and recommendations focus are Culture, Leadership and Governance; Patient and Family Engagement; Workforce Safety; and Learning Systems. The plan also features implementation strategies, case examples, tools and resources. Among them is a Self-Assessment Tool to help leaders and organizations decide where to initiate their efforts and track progress over time. Additionally, an Implementation Resource Guide specifies tactics and supportive resources for deploying and quantifying action plan recommendations. The new National Action Plan is available for download here.

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