A Board's Role in Improving Quality and Safety - Risk and Assurance

Driver 6 Governance for Quality

Risk and Assurance

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Bulb icon  Board Considerations: Risk Management and Assurance for Improving Quality and Safety

  • Does our board take time to discuss and anticipate the healthcare provider’s risks to service delivery?
  • Has our board identified ways of seeking assurance on the quality and safety of services provided?
  • Has our board considered the risks to delivering the healthcare providers plan for improving quality?
  • Does our board have a communication plan in place for responding to a serious incident with public attention?
  • Does our board have a clearly defined role in supporting the executive in responding effectively to a serious incident?

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