ECRI announces its unity with the United States’ top safety experts in calling for a total systems approach to safety, a theme that was the central focus at the May Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Congress.
During its annual convening of national safety leaders, IHI leadership announced its Declaration to Advance Patient Safety, an initiative focused on addressing safety from a total systems approach, as presented in the 2020 National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety.
ECRI’s total system approach to advancing safety includes the design and implementation of a proactive, coordinated strategy to establish healthcare safety processes that impact patients, families, visitors and healthcare workers across the continuum of care.
ECRI’s healthcare safety experts work collaboratively with healthcare providers to achieve a total systems approach by focusing on strategies to assess, analyze and implement evidence-based solutions in support of the four foundational domains of the national action plan:
- Culture, leadership and governance
- Patient and family engagement
- Workforce safety
- Learning system