Trustee Resources/Education Available on Quality and Population Health

Posted on March 21, 2019

The Lucian Leape Institute, a part of the National Patient Safety Foundation/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), recently released a white paper on a research scan it conducted on board governance of health system quality, evaluation of governance education in quality, and expert interviews. The scan indicated that board members want guidance in governing all types of quality, enveloping not only safety, but also the identification of core processes and activities to effectively govern quality efforts.

The IHI’s white paper, Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality, breaks new ground with the accompanying Governance of Quality Assessment online tool, which outlines specific oversight responsibilities and concrete actions trustees can take to achieve them. The assessment can help trustees compare their current efforts to what they could be doing to oversee all dimensions of healthcare quality.

To further help healthcare trustees understand quality and safety accountability, the IHI is hosting a free informational call from 1 to 2 p.m. April 10, from 1 – 2 p.m. to review the Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality materials.

Other tools for trustees are provided through the American Hospital Association (AHA), including Trustee Insights, the AHA’s digital resource for healthcare governing boards, and Trustee Insights|Trending Topics, its micronewsletter for trustees and CEOs. The March issue of Trustee Insights includes articles on improving social determinants of health and the board’s role in cybersecurity. The two publications are published in alternating months.

These and other resources available through AHA Trustee Services are free, do not require AHA membership, and include articles, tools and webinars. Those interested in subscribing to the AHA newsletters for trustees may do so online.

For information about MHA trustee resources, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.



Tags: AHA, governance

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