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Risk Evaluation Helps Acquiring Organizations Assess Patient-Safety Climate

  • May 22, 2017

A third-party assessment of an organization’s patient safety climate allows an acquiring organization to uncover insights—beyond the due-diligence methods—that all parties will find valuable moving forward.


When Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) conducted a thorough due-diligence assessment of an organization’s overall health, it included an assessment of its patient safety climate. This additional due-diligence helped MGH identify gaps in the hospital’s ability to deliver the safest care possible. By engaging CRICO Strategies to conduct a Risk Appraisal and Plan (RAP), MGH had insight into the organization’s safety culture and climate and how they were affected by its leadership at all levels.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Mort E, Ruoff G. Taking a deeper look at the care environment: Adjunct risk evaluation helps acquiring organizations assess the patient-safety climate. Healthcare Executive. May/June 2017; 32(3):48–51. [PDF posted with permission.]