Management research to provide operational advice on improving quality, reducing costs and eliminating disparities.
The WalkRounds concept was developed by Allan Frankel, MD, Director of Patient Safety at Partners HealthCare, to accomplish the following objectives:
HRET and Partners HealthCare collaborated on a three-year project to study the implementation process of Patient Safety Leadership WalkRounds, the resulting change in the culture of safety within an organization, and the effect WalkRounds can have on nursing and medical students when they participate.
Participants in WalkRounds—including hospital leaders, clinicians, pharmacists, nurses in all phases of training, and medical students—are able to gain new insights into patient safety, such as:
Funding: Health Resources and Services Administration
Partners: Massachusetts Hospital Association, Partners Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions Nursing School and Medical School, American Hospital Association
Participating Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Children's Hospital - Boston, Fairview Hospital, Noble Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, South Shore Hospital