Leading a Culture of-Safety: A Blueprint for Success

Resource Location: http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Publications/Leading-a-Culture-of-Safety-A-Blueprint-for-Success.aspx

American College of Healthcare Executives and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)/National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Lucian Leape Institute

Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success was developed to bridge this gap in knowledge and resources by providing chief executive officers and other health care leaders with a useful tool for assessing and advancing their organization’s culture of safety. This guide can be used to help determine the current state of an organization’s journey, inform dialogue with the board and leadership team, and help leaders set priorities.

The high-level strategies and practical tactics in the guide are divided into two levels:

  • The foundational level provides basic tactics and strategies essential for the implementation of each domain.
  • The sustaining level provides strategies for spreading and embedding a culture of safety throughout the organization.