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Memorial Cancer Institute and LifeWings to Highlight Unique Patient Collaboration at ASTRO Conference
Date:9/15/2013

ries, where poor communication and human error can have disastrous effects. The following principles, based on the best scientific research on high performing teams, have been adapted for hospital settings:
  • Willingness to speak up and stop-the-line, thus reducing the potential to commit errors.
  • Ability of staff to hold peers accountable for their performance, creating a high performance workplace.
  • Elimination of silos and barriers, thus improving communication and teamwork across all clinical functions.”

The specific tools used by Memorial Cancer Institute were developed collaboratively by the staff with the assistance of LifeWings Partners. As John Brown noted: “Crew Training empowered each of us to take responsibility for patient safety. We now have standardized operating procedures. Our team is much more aware, confident, and involved in assuring patient safety than they were before.”

Video of Memorial Cancer Institute interviews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPFNAcM0_Nk&feature=youtu.be.

About LifeWings:

LifeWings Partners, LLC has improved the performance of over 140 hospitals worldwide, creating documented, sustainable improvements in efficiency, reliability, safety, and quality.

Visit http://www.saferpatients.com or https://www.facebook.com/LifeWingsSaferPatients or follow on Twitter @LifeWingsLLC.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LifeWingsSaferPatients/MemorialCancerCRM/prweb11091014.htm
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