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VHA’s journey to become a High Reliability Organization (HRO) kicked-off in February at the HRO Leadership Summit. The Summit brought together leaders from all levels of the organization to lead VHA’s HRO journey.
According to an independent Dartmouth study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals outperform private hospitals in most health care markets...
The Veterans HCS of the Ozarks (VHSO) initially adopted a VTE prevention program in 2009 utilizing a “Three Bucket” model to stratify patients into low, moderate, or high risk groups based on known VTE risk factors.
The Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCI) program's goal is to develop, disseminate and implement clinically relevant innovations that improve patient safety throughout the Veterans Health Administration.
Most people looking at a hospital room see an environment designed to keep human beings alive. Peter Mills, PhD, sees a room that, for someone contemplating suicide, presents a host of opportunities to achieve that goal.
Health care workers’ reliability on technology to care for patients. As clinicians experience alarm fatigue, they become overwhelmed, desensitized or immune to the alarms intended to notify them of potential harm.
A team of VA researchers were recognized as finalists in the ECRI Institute's 12th annual Health Devices Achievement Award. Researchers from the VA National Center for Patient Safety, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System...
The Phoenix VA Health Care System has a dedicated inpatient and outpatient Chief Resident in Quality and Patient Safety. The chief residents lead a curriculum teaching concepts in quality improvement and patient safety.