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"These are two of the most important questions trustees can ask themselves: 'If someone I loved were ill, would I want that person to receive care from the organization I govern? Would I myself want to receive care from that organization?' If you are not sure what level of quality and safety your organization can provide, the answer to these questions is probably no." -Introduction, Getting the Board on Board The context: A new era of health care reform. The players: Board members. The problem: Using less money to increase quality and productivity. The latest edition of the popular Getting the Board on Board: What Your Board Needs to Know About Quality and Patient Safety emphasizes that board members must shepherd their health care organization through today's conundrum of how to produce more with less. New case studies and examples from hospital and health care leaders across the United States demonstrate effective boards' best practices in the following areas:
• Promoting a culture of quality and safety
• Participating in measurement and improvement
• Holding management accountable for change
• Addressing quality and safety in board meetings Getting the Board on Board also provides an essential briefing to board members on the critical quality and patient safety issues facing health care organizations as well as The Joint Commission's role in promoting quality and patient safety. This product is also offered as a pack of 5 books, a PDF site license, and a single PDF book.