First Board Engagement in Quality and Patient Safety Course a Success

The STEEEP Academy Leadership Series prepares health care leaders with the necessary knowledge and strategies to lead and sustain meaningful improvements in health care quality and patient safety. Led by Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) clinical and quality improvement experts, each 1.5-day intensive course combines performance improvement fundamentals with leadership and management lessons in the areas of people, culture, and processes.

Last week was the first course of the STEEEP Academy Leadership Series, titled Board Engagement in Quality and Patient Safety. Board members were in attendance from a wide range of hospitals to organizations that offer hospice services.

Getting the “Board on Board” is the first step toward ensuring a commitment to quality throughout an organization. The Board Engagement in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety program, was taught by BSWH senior leaders and active board members. The overall objective of the course was to empower participants with practical strategies needed to lead meaningful and sustainable quality improvement in their organizations and to ultimately achieve health care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered (STEEEP).

The small-scale, interactive course setting allowed for discussion time with board member about their role in quality improvement. Participants were also able to work on a “road map” of their quality journey and construct a plan with the next steps for their organization.

The next course will be held on February 5-6, 2015. The course audience is:

  • Board chair and vice chair, chair of board quality committee, any board member interested in quality improvement, quality committee members, hospital/ health care system CEO

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Challenges in health care delivery including accountable care, population health, and value-based purchasing
  • The role of the board in quality improvement and patient safety
  • Setting strategic goals for the organization
  • Understanding health care quality data
  • The quality performance measurement report (exercise)
    • Reviewing quality and safety data
    • Evaluating improvement strategies and progress
  • Establishing executive accountability
  • Next steps in your organization’s STEEEP quality journey

The last participants rated this course “Exceeded Expectations.” Don’t miss an opportunity to attend this valuable event and register today!