Week 5Patient Safety and a Culture of Safety



The purpose of this discussion is for you to explore your healthcare setting culture and the shifting paradigm from volume-based care to value-based care within the context of patient safety.


A paradigm shift is occurring across the United States from volume-based to value-based care. Reflect upon your organizational culture to address the following:

  1. Analyze and assess the culture of your healthcare setting as it relates to patient safety.
  2. Examine one opportunity to improve patient safety outcomes. Include in your strategy current technology being used to support safety and explain the importance of interprofessional collaboration to help promote a safer environment.

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Course Outcomes

This discussion enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  1. Assess the impact of informatics and information technology on organizational systems, change, and improvement. (PO 6)
  2. Evaluate the types of healthcare information systems, knowledge-based systems, and patient care technology and the impact on patient safety, quality of care, and outcome measurement. (PO 7)

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