Weekly News Roundup: June 7, 2019


Responsible Governance for Health System Boards

Engaging Health System Boards of Trustees in Quality and Safety: Six Must-Know Guidelines

Around the turn of the 21st century, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), called for profound transformation to improve the culture of patient safety in two landmark reports: To Err Is Human (1999) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001). These reports accelerated the pace at which health systems began to understand and implement changes to improve the quality and safety of care. Read More

Hospital Boards Seeing Low Turnover, But Lack Diversity and Succession Planning

Healthcare governance is in transition, and according to the American Hospital Association’s 2019 National Health Care Governance Survey Report, there are some positive and negative trends when it comes to health leadership. First, the bad news: Nearly a third of the 1,300 CEOs surveyed said their boards do not implement term limits of any kind. Read More

Assessment Tool Allows Health System Boards to Track Their Performance

The IHI has developed a new governance framework and assessment tool-Governance of Quality Assessment (GQA)-that supports healthcare trustees and executives in their responsibilities to oversee quality of care by defining core processes, culture, and commitment for excellence in quality. Read More

All Hospital Boards Deserve Greater Scrutiny

Does anyone really believe that corruption on hospital boards in Baltimore and Maryland is limited to University of Maryland Medical System? This may be a systemic problem for medical institutions receiving government money as well as money from insurers and private patients. Read More