ISBN 13: 978-1-56793-230-0 Softbound, 76 pp, 2004
Imprint: Executive Essentials Book
Order code: 2022
Do your part to build a culture that promotes patient safety and quality
If you are like most executives, you delegate the details of clinical quality to the medical staff. But do you understand your critical role in developing a patient-safe organization?
This book focuses on what you need to know about medical error and fostering a culture of safety. It provides straightforward information on:
National quality improvement programs so you react to what is happening in the field
A concise overview of the different types of errors encountered in healthcare and their common causes
The physician versus the executive perspective on error reduction and how you can find common ground
The strategies that will help you develop a culture that encourages open discussion of errors
Matthew J. Lambert III, MD, FACHE is senior vice president of clinical operations at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois. Dr. Lambert has been a physician and surgeon for over 35 years and has spent 16 years in healthcare administration. He has served as medical director of Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia and as vice president for medical affairs at St. Joseph Health Centers and Hospital in Chicago. In addition, he was senior vice president for medical affairs at Catholic Health Partners, a multihospital system in Chicago.
Dr. Lambert’s work has focused on clinical quality improvement and error reduction as well as operational process improvement and innovation. He is also experienced in the cultural transformation of organizations and in leadership development. He has codirected the Physician Executive Boot Camp for the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Lambert is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He served as associate professor of surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. Dr. Lambert received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and his doctor of medicine degree from St. Louis University in Missouri. He completed his surgical training at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.