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Take action: Use self-assessment, resource guide to take hard look at patient harm

Review the latest patient safety road map with your accreditation managers, C-suite, and governing board because they may be asked about it during your next accreditation survey.

Then use the self-assessment to get a boots-on-the-ground look at how you’re really doing on preventing patient harm.

With a nod to the groundbreaking To Err Is Human report from more than 20 years ago, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety combines an extensive offering of resources with an online, downloadable self-assessment to help organizations get closer than ever to eliminating patient harm.

The report aims to take the goal of zero harm from reactive to proactive, says Patrick Horine, MHA, president of DNV GL Healthcare, who served on the national steering committee convened by the IHI to draft and develop the report. 

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