September 4, 2013
Pioneering Ideas Blog
Recently, we talked with Jessica Green, founding director of the BioBE Center, to explore how a better understanding of the microbiome in our built environment might lead to healthier buildings and healthier lives.
December 1, 2011
Program Results Report
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine applied a step-by-step approach used to dramatically reduce aviation fatalities to improve the use of two devices that account for a disproportionate share of medical errors in hospitals.
April 1, 2011
Over the past decade, advances in the quality of care have been slow. One area of success, however, has been in combating central line–associated bloodstream infections.
July 14, 2010
In this commentary, Dr. Pronovost calls for greater accountability for patient safety within the U.S. health care system. He emphasizes the role of teamwork in reducing CLABSI and other preventable infections.
April 7, 2009
A proposed public-private partnership to help the health care community emulate the successes of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team in commercial aviation.
August 1, 2009
Implementation of a standardized briefing and debriefing tool in a large regional medical center was a practical and feasible strategy to improve perceptions of interdisciplinary communication and teamwork in the operating room.