According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM): “Americans would be better served by a more nimble health care system that is consistently reliable and that constantly, systematically, and seamlessly improves.”
New demands from patients are forcing the redesign of the way care is delivered in nursing practices.
To set up the necessary infrastructure, organizations need to make sure of the fact that they have the following in place:
- Leadership commitment
- Project management
- Nurse alignment
- Project prioritization
- Easy access to reliable data
Once an improvement program is in place, an organization slowly shifts its culture along the change continuum during the transition to a culture of continuous improvement.