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Simu-Leader: Training in Leadership for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Simu-Leader: Training for Leadership in Patient Safety and Health Care Quality Improvement
Improving patient safety and quality of care remains a critical challenge for health care leaders, yet they have few opportunities to build the skills for managing this complex work or to test solutions in a safe environment. Through a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory addressed this gap by creating an innovative, simulation-based management and leadership training course.
The centerpiece of the course is a team-based simulation in which four health care leaders work in a fictional online hospital environment to develop, implement and receive feedback on their performance improvement plans. In 2017, hundreds of health care leaders from across the world took the course as part of an initial evaluation study. We plan to publish the findings in the future.
In this program, participants will:
- Identify common issues in accountability across the organization including:
- Role clarity, responsibility and feedback mechanisms
- Organizational capacity for improvement
- Availability of time and resources for improvement
- Implement evidence-based management tactics for improving accountability.
- Apply transformational leadership and cross organizational divides to accelerate the impact of management tactics.
- "War Gaming" for Patient Safety (Armstrong Institute blog, 6/8/2017)
- Simulations in the Executive Suite: Lessons Learned for Building Patient Safety Leadership (Simulation in Healthcare, December 2015)
For more information about the study or ongoing simulation projects using the Simu-Leader platform, email firstname.lastname@example.org.