Accelerating Improvement Worldwide
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November 19, 2009 | Employers are seizing the reins and building the type of integrated health care delivery system they believe should serve as a model for society as a whole. Learn about the more sophisticated role companies must play in reforming health care.
January 21, 2010 | Common Ground has a proven track record of creating housing for people on the streets. Now, as part of its effort to end homelessness, Common Ground wants to forge innovative relationships with hospitals to better target outreach and resources to some of the most vulnerable.
July 7, 2011 | Health care improvement has become a global endeavor and many nations are tackling similar issues. Three leading experts talk about the richness of improvement ideas and innovations from around the world, and how health systems in different countries can learn from each other.
June 9, 2011 | Dr. Cathy DeAngelis shares her experience with steering the peer-reviewed journal in important new directions, fostering greater scientific integrity across the medical research and publishing industry, and discusses challenges facing all research scientists today.
November 4, 2010 | Marshall Ganz and Kate Hilton describe their efforts to harness some of the best known and proven practices from community organizing and successful social and political movements to help spawn a new type of health care leader — one who can mobilize colleagues and staff to create fundamental, organizational change.
September 9, 2010 | Talk to anyone who has met IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano, and they’ll tell you she is a leader for our times; she’s keenly aware of every vexing and hard-nosed cost and policy issue the US health care system especially is facing, and clearer than ever how IHI and the quality improvement movement can and must provide a path forward.
May 5, 2011 | IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano talks about new designs to improve care that include input from patients and families every step of the way, overarching frames that may help leaders address multiple priorities and simultaneous goals, and ways to link these efforts to the larger aims of health care reform.
June 3, 2010 | What happens when health care leaders from different regions in the country get in the same room and talk about their efforts to redesign patient care? Among other things, there’s often a sense of relief that, across state lines and political affiliations, there’s a shared concern for improving people’s health, improving their health care experiences, and lowering the costs of care.
March 4, 2010 | One key to effective crisis management is being prepared with a response system that everyone is familiar with and knows how to activate – before bad things occur. Three national improvers, well versed in risk management, discuss how they are actively reframing the priorities to be patient-centered, most of all.
April 8, 2010 | Leaders working in the US and internationally to ensure that good quality maternal health is reliably understood and practiced on a wide scale join the program. Learn about accelerating change and implementing processes to reduce misuse, overuse, and underuse of maternity care.
March 10, 2011 | Learn how to develop and support Patient and Family Advisory Councils at your organization, what makes for an effective council, and how to create clear guidelines and expectations.
June 23, 2011 | Experts discuss new ways to work with patients with multiple health and social needs, including ways to address underlying needs and manage chronic health problems that lessen dependence on expensive health care services.
November 5, 2009 | Diagnosis errors can be traced back to a system failure or an overreliance on cognitive skills (ignoring decision supports), and often, both. Thankfully, many years’ worth of robust research on diagnosis errors is finally receiving greater attention, and is starting to lay the groundwork for improvement across the US and internationally.
July 23, 2009 | A lively discussion of the unfolding of health care reform and how leading ideas, proven methods, and institutions from the world of quality improvement and patient safety can broaden and deepen the agenda for change.
November 18, 2010 | This WIHI reviews the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" and discusses how to turn the report into action.
April 21, 2011 | Three experts discuss palliative care as an integrated and integral part of the quality agenda, and talk about how to overcome real and perceived barriers using evidence, education, and small tests of change.
January 7, 2010 | It’s one thing for The Joint Commission to require that every US hospital have a Patient Safety Officer; it’s quite another to build the systems and teams to make the prevention of errors and injury a living mantra, and everyone’s priority, each and every day.
July 21, 2011 | What's the value of value-based purchasing? This WIHI discusses the potential of new policy and payment reforms to help hospitals improve quality, and some of the potential unintended consequences for patients if the hospital system doesn't develop new business models built on delivering high quality.
March 17, 2011 | New and improved primary care models are considered ground zero for a system that’s better coordinated, integrated, and efficient.
October 8, 2009 | Between the care that patients and families want when faced with advanced illness, and what is often made available, “lies not just a gap but a chasm.” Patients and families often find themselves at odds with or abandoned by their medical providers at this stage of their care, forced to seek others who will respect their wishes.