Structural Approaches to Address Issues in Patient Safety Vol: 18

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce
The State University of Ohio, USA

Product Details
24 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
296 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Health Care Management
This volume explores the ways in which structural changes in health care environments impact patient safety. It delves into the potential that design thinking can have when applied to organizational systems and structures, as well as the physical environment, to mitigate risks, reduce medical errors and ultimately improve the quality of care, provider well-being, and the overall patient experience. 

Much of health management empirical research has focused on the process and outcomes and then attempted to reverse engineer the structure that may reasonably explain that. This volume presents studies from the United States and Europe to demonstrate the benefits of a structure led approach. The chapters employ a variety of methods including needs assessment, consensus building, systems modelling, survey research, secondary analysis of EMR data, and qualitative methodologies. Together they provide meaningful conclusions to the question of how structural approaches in learning health care environments can be improved to create a positive impact on patient safety.
Chapter 1. Case Study: More Patient Safety by Design – System-Based Approaches for Hospitals; Irene Kobler, Alfred Angerer, and David Schwappach 
Chapter 2. PROcess for the Design of User Centered Environments (PRODUCE): Guiding Change in the Healthcare Environment; Jessica M. Ray, Rebecca Berg and Stephanie N. Sudikoff
Chapter 3. Systems Modeling Approach for Reducing the Risk of Healthcare-Associated Infections; Shreyas S. Limaye and Christina M. Mastrangelo 
Chapter 4. Repurposing Geographic Information Systems for Routine Hospital Infection Control; Courtney Hebert and Elisabeth Dowling Root 
Chapter 5. Application of Human Factors in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Redesign; Anna Grome, Elizabeth Lerner Papautsky, Beth Crandall, James Greenberg 
Chapter 6. The Mediating Role of Burnout in the Relationship Between Perceived Patient-safe, Friendly Working Environment and Perceived Unsafe Performance in an Obstetric Unit; Sandra C. Buttigieg, Emanuela-Anna Azzopardi, and Vincent Cassar 
Chapter 7. Failure to Rescue Event Mitigation System Assessment: A Mixed-methods Approach to Analysis of Complex Adaptive Systems; Susan P. McGrath, Emily E. Wells, Krystal M. McGovern, Irina Perreard, Kathleen O. Stewart, Dennis McGrath, and George Blike 
Chapter 8. Continuous Cardiac Monitoring Policy Implementation: Three-year Sustained Decrease of Hospital Resource Utilization; Chelsea R Horwood, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, and Michael F. Rayo 
Chapter 9. A Work Systems Analysis of Sterile Processing: Sterilization and Case Cart Preparation; Myrtede Alfred, Ken Catchpole, Emily Huffer, Kevin Taafe, and Larry Fredendall 
Chapter 10. A Model for Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Learning and Improvement: An Ethnographic Report; Catherine C. Quatman-Yates, Mark V. Paterno, Mariann Strenk, Michelle Kiger, Tory Hogan, Brian Cunningham, Rebecca Reder 
Chapter 11. A Systems Approach to Design and Implementation of Patient Assessment Tools in the Inpatient Setting; Susan P. McGrath, Irina Perreard, Joshua Ramos, Krystal M. McGovern, Todd MacKenzie, George Blike
Chapter 12. Beyond Patient Satisfaction: Optimizing the Patient Experience; Jennifer L. Hefner, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Nicole Spatafora, and Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce
Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce is the Executive Director of University Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is a Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Informatics as well as a practicing Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

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