Link to the Get Boards on Board getting started kit (How-To Guide) from IHI.org. Goal is to get trustees to spend more than 25% of their meeting time on quality and safety issues and to undertake 6 activities – including a Deep Dive case study of a significant patient injury. Other 5 Million Lives intervention materials also at this link. Must register (free) at Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
The 5 Million Lives Campaign was an initiative to protect patients from five million incidents of medical harm. Among its components was “Get Boards on Board” by defining and spreading new and leveraged processes for hospitals Boards of Directors. The idea was, and is, that boards can become far more effective in accelerating the improvement of care. The campaign was a continuation of IHI’s 100,000 Lives Campaign: Some is Not a Number; Soon is Not a Time. It ran for over two years (December 2006 – December 2008). Check the list of hospital to see if your hospital was on the Fully Committed List. Led by Donald Berwick, MD, IHI.org