Accelerating Improvement Worldwide
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October 25, 2012 | A changing health care system now demands that medical residents not only possess skills to diagnose and treat patients, but also to to improve the quality of care, protect patients from harm, work in multidisciplinary teams, manage care transitions, and more.
September 13, 2012 | This WIHI highlights the "Defining Moments" that will be featured at IHI's 24th Annual National Forum in December 2012 — the critical challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of health care quality, and cutting-edge individuals and organizations already working to shape that future.
September 8, 2011 | This program discusses what the Picker Institute calls "Always Events," activities and processes that should routinely be part of patient care and the patient and family experience, to ensure optimal communication, discharge, handoffs, transitions, health literacy, and more.
May 16, 2013 | This WIHI looks at how health care organizations and first responders prepare for crises and disasters, and provides perspectives from leaders at North Shore-LIJ Health System who were responsible for every kind of decision imaginable before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy.
January 24, 2013 | This WIHI explores how North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System has reduced its sepsis mortality rate significantly, and what others can learn from their progress.
March 21, 2013 | Three leading experts discuss the transformation of the decades-long “community benefit” law (largely focused on hospital support for indigent patients) into something more far reaching known as Community Health Needs Assessment, or CHNA.
March 7, 2013 | This WIHI discusses recent innovations in hand hygiene with experts from facilities that have had success in achieving nearly universal compliance.
September 27, 2012 | This WIHI discusses a major study of the factors enabling accountable care organizations (ACOs) to get up and running and to successfully implement new forms of care delivery, as well as examples of early adopters of the ACO concept.
October 12, 2012 | This WIHI focuses on ways to help you navigate this US election cycle with a clarity of purpose that health care improvement requires more than ever in these tumultuous times.
January 10, 2013 | Learn how nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses are being deployed and woven into new, interdisciplinary, team-based delivery designs that match the right caregivers with the right patients and the right needs.
July 26, 2012 | This WIHI focuses on three related but unique endeavors that are making headway with the Triple Aim and explores a regional outlook that necessitates building even broader coalitions to achieve the aim.
November 15, 2012 | This WIHI convenes important leaders and thinkers to talk about promising ideas and strategies for reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and improving care coordination.
August 9, 2012 | Minimally disruptive medicine is an approach to chronic disease that seeks to design effective treatment programs for patients that fit with their goals and contexts, thus minimizing the burden of treatment.
December 17, 2009 | Learn about the possibility of open medical records that share formerly private doctors notes with a wide range of people.
November 1, 2012 | This WIHI digs into the experience of more than 13,000 patients and 100 primary care doctors who were part of one-year experiment with what have come to be called “open notes” (clinician notes made accessible to patients) at three major health care organizations.
August 30, 2012 | The Conversation Project is spreading stories, sharing tips and templates for getting started, and harnessing the power of social media to get people talking about their end-of-life wishes.
October 21, 2010 | This WIHI provides a window into research findings from a series of reports from the Office of Inspector General and their significance for patient safety, harm detection, improvement work, and policy reform going forward. The IHI Global Trigger Tool for identifying adverse events is also a focus of the discussion.
January 26, 2012 | The Conversation Project seeks to create a cultural movement with one basic goal: to help every American say what they want at the end of life so that family members and medical providers have the guidance they need to respect those preferences.
May 3, 2012 | A discussion with the authors of "Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs" and the innovators featured in the book.
May 21, 2009 | The migration to electronic medical records (EMRs) has a lot of moving parts and can be daunting, but many organizations have already made the plunge and are working out the bugs for the rest of us. In other words, don’t worry about EMRs alone!