Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:An Overview of the Culture of Health Care
Lecture:What is meant by "the culture of health care"
Slide content:Organizational Culture Desirable properties in organizations Culture of innovation Culture of health (employee wellness) Culture of privacy Culture of cost effective care Safety culture Organizational correlates of safety Measurement of culture Culture change 19
Slide notes:A third common theme in the literature on culture and health care is concerned with the culture of organizations. Much is being written about desirable properties in organizations, such as a culture of innovation or a culture of health, as in employee wellness. In health care settings, organizational culture is often concerned with maintaining a culture of privacy with regard to patient health information, a culture of cost-effectiveness, and a culture of safety. This interest in organizational culture has led to a great deal of research on understanding and measuring culture in particular, measuring for the presence of a safety culture and understanding the process of culture change, which is obviously relevant to the introduction of major disruptive changes such as new health information technology. 19