I write on another blog, Education and Healthcare Reform, where I am posting periodically about my work in that world.

Everything I work on, and am passionate about, is all about mastery of skills; looking at new ways of seeing things; and leading others to do these things to make an impact on the world. People often tell me I do too much; I don’t think so. I’m basically doing the same thing over and over, but it’s in different worlds, with different groups of people, and it’s just fun for me.

So here’s a glimpse of my world.

The Time Out Project

The importance of culture in medicine, and education (e.g., School Climate) — Speakers at the 2012 AMSA Patient Safety Symposium* acknowledged that when “reforming the system,” the community, such as an organization seeking to become more excellent in the area of patient safety, for instance, must make substantive shifts in a culture, or even create a new culture. That is, how things get done, and how people think on a day to day basis.

It’s so fundamental, that policy and strategy fade under the power of culture.

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. -Tim McDonald of University of Illinois at Chicago

How is this change accomplished?

Create a culture of safety: Educate the young. Regulate the old.- David Mayer of MedStar Health educatetheyoung.wordpress.com

One way to “educate the young” is through the nurturing and development of leadership at the frontline staff level – the people who really see the issues happening on the ground.

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About Minda Aguhob, M.Ed.

Minda Aguhob has always been passionate about the effective use of technology, advocacy, and rigorous research to develop innovative processes that improve performance. Based in San Francisco, California, Minda is leading Peakfoqus (http://peakfoqus.com) a company that's designing digital health solutions rooted in research and advocacy.
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