This Week at IHI: National Forum edition: A focus on safety, reliability, improvement science, and more
This Week at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
December 6, 2016
Feeley Focuses on Patient Safety
in First Keynote as IHI CEO

In his first National Forum keynote as President and CEO of IHI, Derek Feeley urged the audience of nearly 5,000 health care professionals and students to focus their ambition and rigor on driving out all types of harms from our health systems, including those resulting from the absence of equity and lack of respect. “This requires not just focusing on what actions need to be avoided, but what needs to be done right,” Feeley said, adding that culture change, continuous learning, and looking at safety as a system that links settings across the continuum of care are crucial to further progress.
Reliability in the Face of Tragedy: Lessons from Orlando Health

Of the many reasons we’re thrilled to be in Orlando for the IHI National Forum, one that stands out is reconnecting with the team from Orlando Health. On December 5, leaders and staff from Orlando Health hosted one of the Forum’s “Excursions” – giving attendees the opportunity to learn firsthand about this exemplary health system’s approach to process excellence and reliability. And on December 7, a care team from Orlando Health will kick off the last day of the Forum with a keynote presentation on their response to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub this past June. They’ll discuss how their commitment to reliability helped prepare them for a tragedy that no one could have imagined.
Exploring the Science at the Heart
of Improvement

In conjunction with the National Forum, hundreds of health professionals came together on December 5 for the 22nd Annual Scientific Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care to discuss the challenges — and successes — in applying scientific methods to health and health care improvement. BMJ Quality & Safety has published more than 30 abstracts that were presented at the Symposium. Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of The Wonderful Company and President and Founder of HealthBegins, was the Symposium’s featured speaker. Manchanda’s keynote, “Upstream Quality Improvement,” will be available on the upcoming December 15 WIHI podcast.
IHI Focus Area Spotlight

Improvement Capability: Building a Culture of Improvement

Person- and Family-Centered Care: Confessions of a “Non-Compliant” Patient

Patient Safety: Five Ways to Take Action Against Antibiotic Resistance

Quality, Cost, and Value: How Are Hospital-Based ACOs Addressing Community Health?

Triple Aim for Populations: Defining Health Care’s Role in Addressing Social Determinants and Population Health

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We at IHI mourn the loss, and celebrate the life, of Annette Bartley, beloved friend, faculty, and IHI Fellow, who recently passed away.


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