From the Field: Eliminating Preventable Perinatal Injuries and Reducing Malpractice Claims and Costs: Creating High Reliability Obstetrics Units

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PROJECT TITLE

Eliminating Preventable Perinatal Injuries and Reducing Malpractice Claims and Costs: Creating High Reliability Obstetrics Units

NAME OF ORGANIZATION, AGENCY, OR INSTITUTION

Fairview Health Services, Premier, and University of Minnesota

PRIMARY CONTACT NAME AND TITLE

Carmen Parrotta, Project Manager

PROJECT AIM AND GOALS

We intend to reduce perinatal harm and decrease malpractice events by eliciting improved compliance in 4 clinical care bundles and implementation of an evidence-based simulation training methodology focused on improving clinical staff’s ability to work in teams. We are measuring our impact through a culture of safety survey and a high reliability survey, various outcomes measures (including but not limited to AOI, WAOS, SI, PSIs, and other specified complications).

BLUEPRINT AREA(S) ADDRESSED

STRATEGIES USED

RESULTS

Results are currently being analyzed.

Articles About the Project

Press Release: http://www.premierinc.com/about/news/10-aug/ahrq081910.jsp

Grant Announcement: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/liability/demogrants.htm

TOOLKIT FOR PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION OR REPLICATION

The toolkit is currently being assembled

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Carmen Parrotta, Project Manager: parro015@umn.edu

Rebecca Price, Claims and Quality Improvement Project Manager:  rebecca_price@premierinc.com

Filed in Blueprint, Care coordination, Clinical audit, case review, or analysis of adverse events, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Decision making and choice, Health professions education, Improved liability system, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Risk management/liability reform, Shared decision making, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Strategies, Team building on Mon., Aug 1, 2011

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