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  • Patient Safety Reporting: High Reliability Drives Progress Toward Zero Harm

    Added on Aug 4, 2020

    By Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer and Mike Personett, Senior Vice President, Reliability & Safety

    Breaking down barriers to zero harm requires moving away from a focus on safety reporting systems as mechanisms for simply collecting data and toward their integration as key components of a high reliability operating system that optimizes learning and improvement. In this blog, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer Tejal Gandhi and Senior Vice President of Reliability & Safety Mike Personett describe common user challenges with current safety reporting systems and processes, as well as solutions supported by the Press Ganey High Reliability Platform™ (HRP™).

  • Safety, High Reliability, and Equity Are Intertwined

    Added on Jun 25, 2020

    By Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer

    The domain of equity has been brought to the forefront by the terrible confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected the health and financial stability of certain groups, and the video footage of tragedies that highlight the inequities black and other diverse communities face every day. In this blog, Tejal Gandhi, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer, evaluates ways to help health care organizations close the equity gap and commit to equity as a safety and quality imperative.

  • Caregiver Redeployment During COVID-19: Keeping Staff Safe

    Added on Apr 10, 2020

    By Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer

    To manage the anticipated surge of coronavirus cases, hospitals are redirecting physicians, nurses, and other care providers to perform tasks that are typically outside their domain. In the latest of our thought leader blog series, Tejal Gandhi, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer, shares strategies, rooted in high reliability principles, to mitigate risk and allow staff to feel comfortable, competent, and safe in their new roles.

  • Transparency is a Rising Tide in the COVID-19 Battle

    Added on Mar 31, 2020

    By Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer

    Tejal Gandhi, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer, returns to the COVID-19 thought leader series to discuss the importance of breaking down barriers to full transparency to promote the collective good during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only is full transparency foundational to patient safety, but this willingness to share vulnerability and work together is reassuring and reaffirms all that is good about health care and humanity.

  • Caring for Caregivers: A Leadership Checklist

    Added on Mar 20, 2020

    By Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer

    Ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of the health care workforce must be a leadership priority during this time of COVID-19 crisis. In the second installment of our thought leader series, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer Tejal Gandhi outlines strategies for protecting caregivers against physical and emotional harm as they bear the burden of the pandemic and deliver the best care to patients.

  • A Rock-Solid Safety Lesson

    Added on Jul 2, 2019

    By Diana Mahoney, Editorial Director

    Health care leaders attending the Press Ganey 2019 Safety & High Reliability Executive Summit last month in Denver received a gift of magnetite to remind them of their responsibility to continuously direct and set the course to a safety culture.

  • Reflecting on the Virginia Beach Shooting: Lessons for the Health Care Workplace

    Added on Jun 20, 2019

    Alan Bennett, Manager, Transformational Services

    Hospitals and health care organizations can look to each other as well as other industries and workplaces to learn how to best prepare, respond to, and prevent violent incidents. Leadership cannot prepare or anticipate every situation, but they can reduce injuries and assaults in the health care workplace if they continue to seek out and implement measures for protecting their team members and patients.

  • Workforce Safety Panel: Committing to a Highly Reliable Workforce

    Added on May 22, 2019

    By Andrea Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    In the final installment of a seven-part series, Press Ganey experts offer insights and reflections from their own experiences in health care and other industries to encourage and support health care leaders considering an organizational commitment to Zero Harm.

  • Good Doctors: Stories from the Heart of Health Care

    Added on Apr 29, 2019

    New Podcast Series

  • Workforce Safety Panel: Empowering and Supporting Occupational Health Nurses

    Added on Apr 18, 2019

    By Andrea Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

    In part VI of a seven-part series, Press Ganey experts provide strategies for facilitating alignment among occupational health nurses and other members of the workforce in order to advance a High Reliability journey.

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