Sara Singer

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi A case for safety leadership team training of hospital managers
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 36:188-200. 2011
  2. doi Surgical team member assessment of the safety of surgery practice in 38 South Carolina hospitals
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 72:298-323. 2015
  3. doi Making time for learning-oriented leadership in multidisciplinary hospital management groups
    Sara J Singer
    Sara J Singer, MBA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts E mail Jennifer E Hayes, EDM, was Qualitative Research Analyst, Massachusetts General Hospital and Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts currently, Health Systems Specialist, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, D C Garry C Gray, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and a Network Fellow, Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Mathew V Kiang, MPH, is Doctoral Candidate, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    Health Care Manage Rev 40:300-12. 2015
  4. ncbi Improving patient care through leadership engagement with frontline staff: a Department of Veterans Affairs case study
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:349-60. 2013
  5. doi Development and preliminary validation of the Patient Perceptions of Integrated Care survey
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:143-64. 2013
  6. doi Reducing hospital errors: interventions that build safety culture
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 34:373-96. 2013
  7. ncbi An exploration of safety climate in nursing homes
    Sara Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Patient Saf 8:104-24. 2012
  8. doi Development of a short-form Learning Organization Survey: the LOS-27
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 69:432-59. 2012
  9. doi Defining and measuring integrated patient care: promoting the next frontier in health care delivery
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:112-27. 2011
  10. doi Comparing safety climate in naval aviation and hospitals: implications for improving patient safety
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:134-46. 2010

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. doi A case for safety leadership team training of hospital managers
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 36:188-200. 2011
    ..Despite the need for such training, few programs teach multidisciplinary groups of managers about specific behaviors that can enhance their role as leadership teams in the realm of patient safety...
  2. doi Surgical team member assessment of the safety of surgery practice in 38 South Carolina hospitals
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 72:298-323. 2015
    ..Surgeons responded more positively than nonsurgeons. Readiness, teamwork, and practice adherence related directly to staff perceptions of patient safety (p < .001). ..
  3. doi Making time for learning-oriented leadership in multidisciplinary hospital management groups
    Sara J Singer
    Sara J Singer, MBA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts E mail Jennifer E Hayes, EDM, was Qualitative Research Analyst, Massachusetts General Hospital and Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research, VA Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts currently, Health Systems Specialist, Office of Academic Affiliations, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, D C Garry C Gray, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and a Network Fellow, Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Mathew V Kiang, MPH, is Doctoral Candidate, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    Health Care Manage Rev 40:300-12. 2015
    ..Although the clinical requirements of health care delivery imply the need for interdisciplinary management teams to work together to promote frontline learning, such interdisciplinary, learning-oriented leadership is atypical...
  4. ncbi Improving patient care through leadership engagement with frontline staff: a Department of Veterans Affairs case study
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39:349-60. 2013
    ....
  5. doi Development and preliminary validation of the Patient Perceptions of Integrated Care survey
    Sara J Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:143-64. 2013
    ....
  6. doi Reducing hospital errors: interventions that build safety culture
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 34:373-96. 2013
    ..Instead, reducing errors requires systemic interventions that address the interrelated processes of safety culture in a balanced manner...
  7. ncbi An exploration of safety climate in nursing homes
    Sara Singer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Patient Saf 8:104-24. 2012
    ..Our study assessed differences in attitudes about safety among nursing home personnel and piloted a new survey, specifically designed for the nursing home context...
  8. doi Development of a short-form Learning Organization Survey: the LOS-27
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 69:432-59. 2012
    ....
  9. doi Defining and measuring integrated patient care: promoting the next frontier in health care delivery
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 68:112-27. 2011
    ....
  10. doi Comparing safety climate in naval aviation and hospitals: implications for improving patient safety
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 35:134-46. 2010
    ..However, comparisons only among hospitals may underestimate the improvement required. Comparison of hospitals with analogous industries may provide a broader perspective on the safety status of our nation's hospitals...
  11. doi Identifying organizational cultures that promote patient safety
    Sara J Singer
    Health Care Management and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Care Manage Rev 34:300-11. 2009
    ....
  12. pmc Comparing safety climate between two populations of hospitals in the United States
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1563-83. 2009
    ..To compare safety climate between diverse U.S. hospitals and Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals, and to explore the factors influencing climate in each setting...
  13. pmc Relationship of safety climate and safety performance in hospitals
    Sara Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:399-421. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between measures of hospital safety climate and hospital performance on selected Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)...
  14. doi Patient safety climate in 92 US hospitals: differences by work area and discipline
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 47:23-31. 2009
    ..A better understanding of how patient safety climate differs among distinct work areas and disciplines in hospitals would facilitate the design and implementation of interventions...
  15. doi Patient safety climate in US hospitals: variation by management level
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 46:1149-56. 2008
    ..Strengthening hospital safety culture offers promise for reducing adverse events, but efforts to improve culture may not succeed if hospital managers perceive safety differently from frontline workers...
  16. ncbi Recruitment of hospitals for a safety climate study: facilitators and barriers
    Amy K Rosen
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence, Bedford, MA, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 34:275-84. 2008
    ..Factors affecting recruitment of 30 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals into a study to evaluate perceptions of safety culture, or safety "climate," were examined...
  17. pmc Workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture: development and validation of the patient safety climate in healthcare organizations survey
    Sara Singer
    Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1999-2021. 2007
    ..To describe the development of an instrument for assessing workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture and to assess its reliability and validity...
  18. doi Relationship of hospital organizational culture to patient safety climate in the Veterans Health Administration
    Christine W Hartmann
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research, Bedford, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 66:320-38. 2009
    ..Hospitals could use these results to design specific interventions aimed at improving safety climate...
  19. ncbi Patient safety climate in hospitals: act locally on variation across units
    Eric G Campbell
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:319-26. 2010
    ..A study was conducted to assess the extent and nature of variation in safety climate across units within an academic medical center...
  20. doi Hospital safety climate and safety outcomes: is there a relationship in the VA?
    Amy K Rosen
    VA Boston Healthcare System, MA, Boston University School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 67:590-608. 2010
    ..Perceptions of frontline staff were more closely aligned with PSIs than those of senior managers...
  21. pmc Use of the Internet for health information by the chronically ill
    Todd H Wagner
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A13. 2004
    ..The Internet is a source of health information and advice for individuals with chronic conditions and shows promise for helping individuals manage their conditions and improve their quality of life...
  22. pmc Front-line staff perspectives on opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of hospital work systems
    Anita L Tucker
    Harvard Business School, Morgan Hall 431, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1807-29. 2008
    ..To contrast the safety-related concerns raised by front-line staff about hospital work systems (operational failures) with national patient safety initiatives...
  23. doi An empirical assessment of boarding and quality of care: delays in care among chest pain, pneumonia, and cellulitis patients
    Shan W Liu
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:1339-48. 2011
    ..To the best of our knowledge, no study has compared the quality of care of boarded and nonboarded patients...
  24. ncbi Use of the Internet and e-mail for health care information: results from a national survey
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305 5405, USA
    JAMA 289:2400-6. 2003
    ..Available estimates of use and impact vary widely. Without accurate estimates of use and effects, it is difficult to focus policy discussions or design appropriate policy activities...
  25. ncbi Safety culture: is the "unit" the right "unit of analysis"?
    David M Gaba
    Crit Care Med 35:314-6. 2007
  26. ncbi Differences in safety climate between hospital personnel and naval aviators
    David M Gaba
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Hum Factors 45:173-85. 2003
    ..Although further research on safety climate in health care is warranted, hospitals may need to make substantial changes to achieve a safety climate consistent with the status of high-reliability organizations...
  27. doi Improving patient safety by taking systems seriously
    Stephen M Shortell
    University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    JAMA 299:445-7. 2008