Strategies  Potential Tools and Resources for Leadership

General info and tools

IHI: "Leadership Guide to Patient Safety," white paper: [PDF]

Allina Health: "Improving Patient Safety Culture Through Leadership": [DOC]

St. Cloud Hospital: "Physician Culture of Safety Workplan": [PDF]

1) Set clear expectations for patient safety - government body/board

IHI: "Leadership Guide to Patient Safety," white paper: [PDF]

"Getting Boards on Board," Conway, J.,: [PDF]

Maryland PatientSafety.org: "Engaging Board in Patient Safety," pages 6 and 7: [PDF]

American Governance.com resources

"Being an Accountable Board: Earning and Maintaining the Public's Trust"

  • Tool A: Board - Stakeholder Checklist: [PDF]
  • Tool B: Developing and Using a Balanced Scorecard for Governing: [PDF]
  • Tool C: Physician Compact: [PDF]
  • Tool D: Becoming an Employer of Choice: A Kay Strategy for Success: [PDF]

"Building and Sustaining a Proactive and Interactive Board Culture"

  • Tool E: Core Competencies Wheel: [PDF]
  • Tool F: Sample Annual Board Goals: [PDF]

"Laying a Foundation for Effective Decision-Making: Board Meetings and Information for Governing"

  • Tool G: Performance Dashboards: [PDF]
  • Tool H: Sample Board Agenda with Consent AgendaJ: [PDF]

"Focusing the Board on Key Governance Priorities"

  • Tool I: Sample Position Profile: Vice President, Governance: [PDF]

"Clarifying Authority and Responsibility: The Buck Stops Where?"

  • Tool J: How Is System Governance Different?: [PDF]
  • Tool K: Sample Board Charter: [PDF]
  • Tool L: Sample Board Chair Position Charter: [PDF]
  • Tool M: Sample Committee Charter: [PDF]
  • Tool N: Decision Authority Matrix: [PDF]
  • Tool O: Creating a Culture of Collaborative Leadership Between Boards and CEOs: A Practical Guide for Trustees: [PDF]

Center for Healthcare Governance: "Collaborative Leadership Tools for CEOs": [PDF]

AHRQ CUSP board checklist 

 

  2) Set clear expectations for patient safety - executive administration

IHI: "Leadership for the Triple Aim": [PDF]

AHRQ CUSP Engaging the Senior Executive

AHRQ CUSP Engaging the Senior Executive video 

AHRQ CUSP Senior Executive Rounding tool

  3) Set clear expectations for patient safety – clinical and department leaders (e.g. medical executive committee, nursing leadership committees)

"IHI: "Leadership for the Triple Aim": [PDF

Advancing Excellence: Leadership - Building Skills for Nursing Home Paraprofessional Leaders [video]

  4)  Set clear expectations for patient safety – physician leader

Johns Hopkins Quality Update: "Embracing the Physician's Role in Safety": [view article]

 

  5) Set clear expectations for patient safety – supervisors/managers

IHI: Engaging Physicians in a Shared Quality Agenda, white paper: [view article]

IHI:  Safety Briefings tool: [view article]

AHRQ CUSP "The Role of the Nurse Manager" presentation

AHRQ CUSP "The Role of the Nurse Manager" video

  6) Assess Safety Competencies

IHI: "Engaging Physicians in a Shared Quality Agenda," white paper: [view article]

American College of Medical Quality - Policy 38, "The Role of Physicians in Promoting Patient Safety": [PDF]

Healthcare Leadership Alliance.org: "Common Competencies for all Healthcare Managers, the Healthcare Leadership Alliance Model": [PDF

AHRQ CUSP Leader Checklist