Are you looking to get started on a hospital-based quality improvement project? The Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Quality 101 resources draw from the knowledge and experience of renowned national experts in the field of quality and patient safety. Quality 101 showcases six important points critical to the success of quality improvement in the hospital.
Engaging leaders and peers in quality and patient safety initiatives is a key component to ensuring successful outcomes. These stakeholders can help to build the business case for patient safety, ensure that goals are integrated with organizational strategic goals, review critical metrics related to safety and effectiveness, provide resources for improving infrastructure and hold staff accountable for addressing safety or quality issues. Building buy-in and engagement requires an understanding of how to garner support from leaders and colleagues, determining whether your institution is ready for change and making the case for why investing in quality and safety initiatives is mission critical.