Leadership and Culture
Leadership, teamwork, and communication are important factors in promoting a climate of patient safety and improving care outcomes in high-risk environments. Healthcare organizations with a positive safety culture are characterized by clear communication, mutual trust, shared belief of the importance of safety and by confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures. With senior leaders engaged, teamwork, and organizational support, the standard of care is raised and the spread of improvement strategies occurs throughout the organization.
Innovative models for leadership development and culture change including: