Disseminating a Safety Strategy:

Strategies and Incentives for Improving Quality and Reducing Risk

Establishing opportunities and incentives for improving quality and reducing risk requires vision, commitment, a plan, and incentives. Learn how Vanderbilt became more proactive in these areas and as a result moved to number one in their communities choice of hospital. How do you embed a safety strategy in your organization? Recruiting appropriate champions, ensuring institution-wide incorporation, training trainers, program certification and assessment, and incentives (malpractice insurance rebates) will be discussed in light of the Vanderbilt safety strategy initiative. Lessons learned are presented, and a tool for culture change/initiative adoption provided.

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