Now hear this from the BMJ:  healthcare quality and culture are deeply linked.

Did you know already?  I sure did.  I've worked in organizations where quality initiatives were subverted or appropriated as a political weapon rather than being utilized to pursue true quality.

When culture is aligned for the organization's goals (like providing high-quality care to patients) it is adaptive and useful; when it's mis-aligned...ut-oh.

My hope is you've never experienced a culture that was mis-aligned with quality care!

Whether or not you have, take a look at these key take-aways from the BMJ on organizational quality and culture.