Grant award program partnerships with your professional liability insurance carrier: An innovative approach to loss prevention and improved patient safety
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2014
© 2014 American Society for Healthcare Risk Management of the American Hospital Association
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management
Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 34–42, 2014
How to Cite
Cox, P. M., Rebstock, J., Jenkins, R. C., Dewar, M. A. and Gruber, L. (2014), Grant award program partnerships with your professional liability insurance carrier: An innovative approach to loss prevention and improved patient safety. J of Healthcare Risk Mgmt, 33: 34–42. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21133
- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2014
- 1AHRQ has funded approximately 851 patient safety grants over the past ten years. AHRQ's recent “Advances in Patient Safety Through Simulation Research” grant program would support project budgets of up to $350 000 in total cost per year.
- 3Grant awards of less than $25 000 over a 1- to 2-year period.
- 4Through its foundation, the Doctor's Company focus grant monies on funding medical meetings and conferences with a primary focus on patient safety. http://www.tdcfoundation.com/index.htm.
- 5Ohio Hospital Association Insurance Solutions, Inc., A malpractice carrier funded by the Ohio Hospital Association, focuses its grant awards on projects that improve upon or implement new clinical patient safety policies or processes. McClelland DC, Winton DG. http://www.ohanet.org/news-article/ohais-grant-funding-available-for-patient-safety-risk-management-programs/13547/. Accessed December 23, 2013.
- 6University of Florida Health Science Center consists of the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Dentistry, the College of Public Health and Health Professions, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- 7SIPs exist for the following institutions. University of Florida, University of South Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, UF Health Shands Hospital, and UF Health Jacksonville.
- 8Motivating Economic Achievement. New York, NY: Free Press, 1969. Researcher David C. McClelland, PhD, studied the achievement motive of individuals at Harvard University for over 20 years. Dr. McClelland's findings on achievement motivation suggested that achievement-oriented people tend to follow what has been dubbed “the overload principal,” whereby they set moderately difficult but potentially achievable goals, which maximizes their ability to master the challenge they are working on. However, McClelland also recognized that because reaching the goals is difficult, in order to succeed, people do far better when undertaking activities they care about., .
- 9The partnership has allowed the program to double the level of funding and increase the number of award recipients to 18 awardees in 2011–2012.
- 10Following the initial grant awards in January 2012, it became apparent that more assistance was needed to minimize delays in the IRB process. Several of the awardees had no previous experience navigating the IRB process, which can be extremely daunting and frustrating to those unfamiliar with it. As a result, one of the IRB directors volunteered to be the point of contact for Smith Awards recipients who need guidance and assistance. This IRB representative attends the award sessions in January and July to discuss the process in general and to set up individual meetings with all who request one. Additionally, because projects could not be initiated nor funds released without first obtaining IRB approval, quarterly progress report due dates begin after receiving IRB approval.
- 11Several of the initial budget requests for travel included significant amounts for conference attendance, so this was an area that required further clarification resulting in restricting funds to attend conference for presenting lectures or poster presentations on results of completed grant projects. The amount of the request was also capped at $5 000.
- 12Florida Board of Governors Self-Insurance Programs website. http://www.flbog.sip.ufl.edu. Accessed December 23, 2013.
- 13University of Florida Health. W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Quality and Safety Awards Program. http://www.cme.ufl.edu/clinical-quality-awards. Accessed December 23, 2013.
- 15Have a heart: caring for our own. ASHRM Webinar; 2012., .
- 16A preintervention survey was prepared and data from the survey were collected from over 270 nurses, physicians, therapists, pharmacists and social workers. The results of the survey were reviewed and used to create the peer responder training.
- 17The ambitions and challenges of SROI. TSRC Working Paper 49; 2010., , , .