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Grand Rounds: Why Hospitals Should Fly


By John Nance, JD, Author , Center for Adolescent Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the characteristics of a high-reliability organization. 2. Explain why the healthcare community needs to become a high-reliability organization. 3. Recognize when we as individuals and/or teams deviate from adaptive leadership principles and the effects it has on us as individuals and the larger healthcare team.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Completely avoidable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in America. While that fact is clearly outrageous, especially eleven years after issuance of the watershed IOM report “To Err is Human”, the reality is that we in healthcare are only now beginning to glimpse the solutions.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.