Collaborative Safety critical incident review
The Department of Human Services is undertaking a pilot project to test the Collaborative Safety model for investigating critical incidents, such as medication errors and wheel chair safety incidents. The project will take place during 2019, with case reviews to begin in May.
Why is DHS exploring use of the Collaborative Safety model?
- To improve the quality of life and community participation/contribution of people with disabilities
- To develop a robust and proactive response to critical incidents dedicated to accountability, learning and improvement of Minnesota’s systems, rather than assessing blame
- To move beyond surface level understandings of how systems fail to an understanding of how various parts of a system worked together to cause the failure
- To develop recommendations about whether Minnesota should adopt this model and how it would do so.