This Week at IHI
March 25, 2019
Behind the Headlines about Maternal Mortality: A Conversation with Neel ShahThe decision to start or grow a family in the United States has become riskier and more costly than it was a generation ago. Neel Shah is working with IHI on the Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network, a new initiative to improve outcomes for women and babies and reduce disparities and inequities in maternal health. In a recent interview, Shah challenged several assumptions about the crisis of maternal morbidity and mortality in the US.
Shifting the Pain Management ParadigmIt is possible to dramatically improve the assessment and management of patients with acute pain. But it will take a shift in how providers and organizations approach the subject, beginning with debunking the idea that total prevention of pain is a realistic goal. In a new article, Patricia McGaffigan describes four steps to change the paradigm in acute pain management.
New Video Series: Re-envisioning Care for People with Involved DisabilitiesA new IHI Open School video series explores how to improve primary care for people with involved disabilities, which may include complex medical, social, behavioral, and physical functioning needs. Each video in the four-part series features patient and clinician leaders who are designing innovative approaches for more accessible and responsive care.
IHI Summit on Improving Patient CareApril 11–13, 2019 | San Francisco, CAWant to transform primary care? This conference is for you.
Taipei International Forum18–20 September, 2019*Poster submissions due May 1, 2019
IHI National ForumDecember 8–11, 2019 | Orlando, FL*Call for proposals closes April 5, 2019
Video interview: Who inspired Don Berwick to become a better leader?
Improvement story: Nurses leading efforts to improve patient handovers
Livestream: Can’t make the International Forum in Glasgow? Tune in starting March 27 at 17:30 GMT
Clinical transformation: Improving mental health care across settings
Leadership story: Launching the Amsterdam UMC QI Academy
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