Accelerating Improvement Worldwide
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A study of 10,509 patient visits to the Family Van, an urban mobile health clinic in Massachusetts, found that screenings and counseling resulted in significant reductions in high blood pressure from 2010 to 2012. The researchers argue that mobile health clinics are an effective delivery model for underserved communities with poor health status and frequent use of emergency departments.
IHI's new Executive Vice President, Derek Feeley, discusses the importance of patient safety and holding your nerve.
IHI's Saranya Loehrer and Doug McCarthy describe how measurement and improvement that will point the way forward toward for reducing readmissions.
The Commonwealth Fund and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement convened 15 experts in May 2013 to help address the controversy over the measurement of hospital readmissions. Experts agreed that Medicare should, through payment and other means, be encouraging greater coordination of care, improvement in care transitions, and mitigation of risks that leave patients vulnerable to readmission.
IHI's Carol Beasley assesses the Beacon Community Program and how she sees “Beaconville” as a place where priorities are driven by the community, where improvement of care is continuous, and infrastructure is strong.
Renowned health care economist John McDonough reports on the recent NHS report, focusing on why anyone should care “on this side of the pond."
These tools guide organizations in creating a more person- and family-centered culture through the development and implementation of Always Events, defined as aspects of the patient experience that are so important to patients and families that health care providers should always get them right.
The Health Care Quality and Cost Council, a public entity responsible for setting quality and cost targets for the Massachusetts, issued this report that outlines 11 key strategies.
This study of the early phase of Project Fives Alive! to improve key maternal and child health outcomes in Ghana demonstrates that the quality improvement (QI) approach of testing and implementing simple, low-cost, locally-inspired changes has the potential to lead to improved health outcomes at scale both in Ghana and other low- and middle-income countries.
The framework presented in this article is a resource for public insurers that are responsible for rapidly expanding access to care in low- and middle-income countries, and it bridges the gap between broad frameworks for strategy design for system improvement and narrower discussions of technical methods by which payers directly influence the quality.
IHI's Project JOINTS initiative is helping to speed the adoption of proven practices to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) after hip and knee replacement surgery. This article describes simple, affordable, evidence-based practices organizations can put into place to reduce such infections.
This How-to Guide recommends that boards of trustees in all hospitals undertake six key governance leadership activities to improve quality and reduce harm in their hospitals.
An independent group of experts, chartered to review issues that compromise patient safety in England’s National Health Service (NHS), report ten recommendations to improve systems, safety, and culture in the NHS. These recommendations are broadly applicable to other health care institutions and settings.