Two Recent Webinars: Learning Organizations and Patient Safety [Recordings]


This week, I hosted and moderated two webinars in the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Webinars series. The webinars were held on Monday, April 11 and Thursday, April 14.

Before I tell you a little more about them, the titles are (click on either link to register to view the recordings and, for the first one, the slides):

Building a Learning Organization: Leadership Practices & Human Skills that Promote Learning


A Path Forward: Reflections on Patient Safety, Just Culture, and the Nursing Profession after the RaDonda Vaught Conviction

In the first webinar, Sabrina Malter presented about how to build a learning organization. Sabrina is German, but presented in English. A recorded version of the webinar, in German, is also available.

You might remember Sabrina from her time as a guest on my “My Favorite Mistake” podcast.

Here is a short preview discussion about her webinar:

And here is the webinar recording:

The second webinar was a panel discussion that featured an esteemed panel:

  • Dr. Greg Jacobson, CEO, KaiNexus
  • Kelley Reep, Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Rebecca Love, Chief Clinical Officer, IntelyCare
  • Brian Weirich, Chief Nursing Officer, Banner Health

 You'll hear healthcare leaders and patient safety experts discuss the recent conviction of a nurse who worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, RaDonda Vaught.

You'll hear about the case and the circumstances that led to the tragic death of a patient, Charlene Murphey.

The discussion will focus on a path forward that focuses on patients and what we can do to prevent systemic errors from harming other patients.

I think the prosecution and conviction were a travesty — as pieces published by both Forbes and the World Socialist News agree:

I posted about this case a week ago on LinkedIn and it triggered a lot of comments. I shared some comments from organizations like the Institute for Healthcare Improvement who think the conviction is counterproductive — the effects of the conviction will lead to more harm to patients, not less.

Here is the recording of this important panel discussion:

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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