Healthcare System Increases Patient Safety and System Integration
The senior leaders knew that to become a more efficient and collaborative system – and improve Patient Safety – they had to up-level their clinical protocols in a well-orchestrated system-wide fashion. They had to make it both expected and safe for physicians and nurses to openly discuss adverse patient events and transform key areas of practice. They did not have the systems, behavior, culture, or mindset required, and had no track record for making a system-wide transformation.
Guided by Being First’s Change Leader’s Roadmap Methodology, the leaders created inspiring principles to shape the effort, determined their priority initiatives to meet the “100,000 Lives” campaign requirements, and used their network of Campaign champions and initiative teams to create an engaging approach. This included lots of cross-boundary dialogue to orchestrate the tailoring, training, piloting, implementation and reporting strategies for all sites.
Once launched, Being First coached the Campaign Leadership Team and champions throughout the following year to support their implementation.
Once the leaders shifted their thinking from “cover up and embarrassment” to “do what’s best for patients and the system,” they modeled this new mindset for their management ranks and workforce. In addition, their guiding principles became major forces influencing the transformation of their culture and behavior.