Professor Safety in healthcare

Prof. dr. Jop Groeneweg, one of the subject matter experts CGE works closely with, is appointed as professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. You might have seen Prof. dr. Jop Groeneweg in the online Risk Expert Sessions or have attended the ‘Safety culture & human factors course’ as part of the CGE Risk Management Master Class.

Safety in healthcare will be his area of expertise and therefore CGE wanted to talk to Prof. dr. Jop Groeneweg about this specific topic. “If there is one area where there is much to be gained in terms of safety, it is in the healthcare industry”. According to Prof. dr. Jop Groeneweg managing risk in the healthcare industry is a real challenge, considering the complexity of the system.

New Risk Expert Session

Watch the sneak preview of the 9th episode of the Risk Expert session with Prof. dr. Jop Groeneweg on ‘Safety in healthcare’ below. For the full episode, click here.

‘Just culture’ – inaugural address on 18 January 2019

Prof. dr. Groeneweg inaugural address will take place on January 18th, 2019. If you are interested in this topic or if you would like the opportunity to offer your congratulations, you are welcome to attend. It starts at 15:00h in the Auditorium building, located at Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft. It’s not necessary to register for this free inaugural address. The lecture will be simultaneously translated into English. For more information, click here.

Many organizations in healthcare and other fields are struggling with the question of how they can further improve the safety of patients and employees. There are industries in which impressive successes have been achieved in improving safety by making optimal use of available information from incidents. The learning capability of these organizations is great: many are reported, thoroughly analyzed, effective interventions are implemented and evaluated. The focus of the analyses is not on the question of guilt, but on identifying areas for improvement in the normal, daily way of working. In order to get this information, it is important that employees can report deviations from the current process in all openness and participate in the analyses. The development of a so-called ‘just culture’ can help to promote such openness. In order to gain insight into the most effective way to achieve a ‘just culture’, as many factors and conditions as possible must be identified that contribute to such a culture. Social science research offers a number of interesting and innovative insights that can help make present-day approaches to ‘just culture’ even more effective. With this knowledge about what and how organizations can learn most effectively, safety can be further increased for both patients in healthcare and employees from other domains.

Healthcare symposium (in Dutch)

Before the inaugural address taking place on 18 January 2019, the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (Delft University of Technology) and CGE Risk Management Solutions will organize a half-day mini-symposium on the topic of ‘the future of safety in healthcare’. For more details, click here.

At this moment the symposium is fully booked. However, we can waitlist list your registration and contact you as soon as a seat becomes available. Participation is free of charge. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please feel free to contact indicating your full name, company name, job title and email address. We hope to meet you there.