Changing the Balance of Power
In a new post to the IHI Blog, Derek Feeley, IHI Executive Vice President, shares his thoughts on how changing the balance of power in health care can accelerate improvement. Change the balance of power is one of the “New Rules for Radical Redesign in Health Care” created by the IHI Leadership Alliance to provoke health care leaders to examine new ways to pursue the Triple Aim and achieve the Alliance’s goals: care better than we’ve ever seen, health better than we’ve ever known, at a cost we can all afford. In the blog post, Feeley reflects on his experiences leading NHS Scotland – particularly, how leaders there changed the balance of power between patients and providers to enable true co-production of care. He proposes that we need to go even further and change the balance of power within health systems – making sure that everyone in the organization understands how their work relates to the overall strategy and vision, and feels confident making decisions at the local level in alignment with that strategy.