Leaders shape health care’s future, universal patient safety strategies, 100 Million Healthier Lives
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This Week at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
July 25,  2016
IHI Leadership Alliance, Year 3:
Shaping the Future

“If Year 1 of the Leadership Alliance was about coming together, and Year 2 examined what ails health care, Year 3 is going to be about shaping the future,” says Derek Feeley, IHI President and CEO, about the IHI Leadership Alliance. “Our collective voice is stronger, our shared learning is deeper, and this year the Alliance’s impact will ripple out farther.” Read the IHI Leadership Alliance Year 3 Prospectus to learn more about what Alliance members have worked to improve in Years 1 and 2, and aims for their work in Year 3 beginning in September.

Are There Universal Strategies
 to Promote Patient Safety?


“That won’t work here.” “Our patient population is different.” “That’s not how we do things.” As he has coached teams around the world, IHI patient safety faculty member Kevin Rooney has encountered similar kinds of resistance to change in many different languages. In a new blog post, he shares what he has learned while supporting teams as they’ve implemented central line, ventilator, and sepsis bundles in both Scotland and Qatar. Regardless of where in the world the teams he works with are located, Dr. Rooney notes, “It shouldn’t be surprising that making a difference for patients is what gets health care professionals excited about patient safety.”
100 Million Healthier Lives:
WIHI, July 28

For nearly two years, 100 Million Healthier Lives — the “unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors” convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement — has been hard at work toward its goal of helping 100 million people live healthier lives by 2020. Join us on the next WIHI (Thursday, July 28, 2-3pm ET) to learn about the hundreds of communities around the world that are working with children, veterans, elders, and others on move-the-needle priorities like nutrition, mental health, and equity. Tune in to learn how you can get involved in this work, and hear about the wealth of free resources being created.

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IHI Focus Area Spotlight

Improvement Capability: 4 Tips for Effective Meetings

Person- and Family-Centered Care: Experienced-Based Co-Design Toolkit

Patient Safety: Reducing Workplace Violence in Health Care

Quality, Cost, and Value: How to Make the US Health Care System Better Faster

Triple Aim for Populations: Impacting Health, Equity, and Prosperity

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Don’t miss the September 7 deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Symposium, which features the best work in applying scientific methods to improve health and health care, to be held on December 5 in conjunction with IHI's National Forum in Orlando

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New Harvard Business Review articles present two different viewpoints on health care payment models: “How to Pay for Health Care” and “The Case for Capitation” (co-authored by IHI board member Brent James)

LeitchJason_TEDxGlasgow.jpgA video of IHI Senior Fellow Jason Leitch's recent TEDx Glasgow talk on "What Matters to Me"

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Which of the following questions is part of the Model for Improvement? Take the quiz.

Where's IHI?
IHI President and CEO, Derek Feeley, is in Scotland this week, with representatives from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to learn more about Scotland’s national approach to improving both health and social care.
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