In addition the patient safety goals listed above, Prospect Medical has implemented several other initiatives to keep patients safe, including comprehensive efforts to become a High Reliability Organization. An HRO is defined as an organization that operates under very trying conditions all the time and yet manages to have fewer than their fair share of accidents.
The National Patient Safety Goals are one of the major methods by which The Joint Commission establishes standards for ensuring patient safety in all
healthcare settings and ties into our High Reliability Organization (HRO) journey. Using data from serious safety events, TJC regularly revises the goals to focus on preventing major sources of patient harm.