HSAG HQIC Culture of Safety and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety Assessment
Once finished with your onboarding tasks of completing the Data Use Agreement; completing the Quality Improvement Innovation Portal Administrator form for the secure data portal; and conferring rights to HSAG HQIC for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), if you report into NHSN, it’s time to complete your Safety Assessment.
The Safety Assessment was developed by IHI to establish a baseline for the culture of safety infrastructure in your hospital, simultaneously reduce all-cause harm, incorporate Safety Across the Board and High Reliability, measure progress in overall safety, and identify potential correlations between a culture of safety and harm reduction.
The Safety Assessment contains four sections:
- Culture, leadership, and governance
- Patient and family engagement (PFE)
- Workforce safety
- Learning systems
HSAG HQIC is providing the Safety Assessment in a online format with the incorporation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) PFE five focus measures. A short, how-to video on navigating the Safety Assessment is available at https://www.hsag.com/hqic-quality/#Culture_of_Safety. To access and complete the Safety Assessment, go to https://surveys.hsag.com/patientsafety using the de-identified username provided to you by your Quality Advisor.