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Key Strategies of Patient-Centered Care

Establishing organizations like Joint Commission Taiwan and promoting healthcare professionals’ awareness and education are crucial for improving quality and safety. Embracing patient-centered care, involving patients in decisions, ensuring comfort, emotional …

Swiss Cheese Model and Patient Safety Initiatives in Taiwan

The Swiss cheese model illustrates how multiple failures in prevention mechanisms lead to mistakes. Following notable patient safety incidents, Taiwan implemented initiatives like establishing a national committee, setting safety goals, …

Patient Safety Culture: Key Dimensions and Tools

In this video, the professor explains how culture in healthcare reflects the context of teams and work environments. Patient safety culture is crucial for improving care quality. Two major questionnaires, …

The Reporting System

The professor emphasizes the significant drop in aviation accidents since the 1960s, attributed to NASA’s reporting system implementation. Human error, including leadership, communication, monitoring, teamwork, and decision-making, contributes to accidents. …

Unveiling Material Error in Patient Safety

In this video, the professor discusses material error as judged by knowledgeable peers and outlines five steps for error measurement, emphasizing the inevitability of human error in complex systems. Mandates …

Patient Safety and Its Importance

The professor delves into the pivotal 1999 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err is Human,” advocating for a national patient safety center and mandatory reporting. Further reports, such as “Crossing …

Popular Management Theories Decoded

We will continue to explore more management theories. Please take some time to read this article and have a quick review, Popular Management Theories Decoded. We have already heard these …

Enhancing Healthcare Quality Through Clinical Indicators

Clinical indicators offer objective, quantitative measures to evaluate the quality of clinical services in Taiwanese hospitals. Rooted in the Donabedian model, they assess structural, process, and outcome dimensions of healthcare …

Enhancing Patient Care Through Clinical Pathways

Clinical pathways are standardized, evidence-based management plans for specific patient groups, integrating multidisciplinary approaches. Originating in the 1970s, they gained traction in US hospitals after Medicare’s adoption of DRG reimbursement …

QCC and Physician Engagement

The video discusses Total Quality Management (TQM) activities in Taiwanese healthcare, particularly focusing on Quality Control Circles (QCC). QCC, originating from Dr. Ishikawa’s philosophy in the 1960s, involves voluntary worker …