Person-Centered Care at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Person-Centered Care is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

Person- and Family-Centered Care

Our goal: Usher in a new era of partnerships between clinicians and individuals where the values, needs, and preferences of the individual are honored; the best evidence is applied; and the shared goal is optimal functional health and quality of life. More >>

In the Spotlight

The Careful and Kind Patient Revolution
This WIHI audio program discusses more patient-driven shared decision making, and explores how health care providers need to better understand the circumstances in patients’ lives that can compete with managing a chronic condition.

Health Literate Care Model: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Engagement
This Health Affairs article describes the Health Literate Care Model, which builds on existing best practices in care and introduces health literacy as a core part of the existing and widely accepted Care Model. Adopting health literacy strategies across all interactions can improve patient outcomes and experience of care.

Age-Friendly Care Initiative Showing Results
Five health systems participating in the IHI-led Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation, are reporting early positive results in improving care transitions for older adults.

Studying Use of the Patient Activation Measure
This ethnographic study published in Social Science & Medicine evaluates use of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) in the English National Health Service and challenges to implementing the measure across contexts. The PAM assesses people’s knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing their health, which some evidence suggests correlates to better clinical outcomes and patient experiences, and lower health care cost.

If I’m Ever in a Coma, Please Thread My Eyebrows
This lively essay on the Kveller website takes a great angle on the “what matters most” focus of IHI’s “Conversation Ready” framework for end-of-life care.

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