Designing Safer Systems
Imagine this. You are locked in Turner Concourse for 36 hours with relative strangers, tasked with creating a project that will revolutionize health care. Now… Read More »36 hours. Unlimited possibilities to transform health care.
"That’s how it’s always been done" is a phrase you will not hear uttered in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at The Johns… Read More »Radiology’s Quality Improvement Committee: A Formula for Success
If we want to rein in the costs of the U.S. health-care system — now equal to nearly 18 percent of the nation's gross domestic… Read More »How We Can Engineer a Less Costly Health Care System
There has been no shortage of blame for the poisoning of Flint, Michigan's water supply. In March, a governor-appointed task force issued a report that… Read More »How the Flint Water Crisis Is a Cautionary Tale for Health Care
Wanted: Talented, highly driven individuals to take on multiyear work assignment with potential for benefiting humankind. Requires the highest levels of technical skill, teamwork and… Read More »Seeking the Right Stuff for Teams: In the Hospital or Distant Space
Fifteen-year anniversaries often come and go without fuss, overlooked in favor of those we can mark in full decades. Yet recently, at Johns Hopkins and… Read More »Patient Safety at 15: How Much Have We Grown?
In my role as the patient safety innovation coordinator for the Armstrong Institute, I spend a lot of time helping clinicians improve processes in health… Read More »Five Steps to Innovative Solutions for Health Care Improvement