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Fierce Healthcare, December 10, 2013:
IHI: Shift Healthcare from Hospitals to the Community
Hospitals must shift healthcare from inside their faclity walls to their communities in order to make care safer, patient-centered, more efficient and of higher quality, according to Maureen Bisognano, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement during yesterday's IHI conference in Orlando, Fla.
Hospitals & Health Networks, December 11, 2013:
The Future Can Be Found Somewhere Today
H&HN's Paul Barr shares thoughts on IHI's 25th National Forum, Don Berwick's keynote, and "flipping" health care.
Consumer Reports, November 21, 2013:
Hospitals Speak Out on Rankings
Consumer Reports summarizes responses to the publication’s first-ever surgery ratings; quotes Jeff Selberg on the importance of involving patients in hospital safety issues and of ratings in general, even if imperfect.
Harvard Business Review , November 15, 2013:
The Big Barrier to High Value Care
Lindsay Martin, Don Berwick and Tom Nolan discuss how destructive self-interest is the big barrier to high-value health care; the piece outlines four changes insurers, providers, employers, and unions must seek in order to get on the pathway to lower total costs with better outcomes, mentioning IHI’s Triple Aim in the first recommended change, “Establish Common Goals.”
Harvard Business Review , November 06, 2013:
Constraints on Health Care Budgets Can Drive Quality
Derek Feeley describes how constraints on health care budgets can drive quality, discussing his experience and insights from work in Scotland; piece notes Scotland put IHI’s Triple Aim framework at the heart of its system, and outlines keys to improvement success related to population health, community partnerships, primary care delivery, and patient safety.
San Francisco Business Times, September 18, 2013:
Soon-to-Retire California HealthCare Foundation Head Mark Smith Joins IHI Board
Dr. Mark Smith, longtime president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, has joined IHI’s board of directors; article states, “IHI is one of the best-known health improvement organizations in the nation, and many of the concepts developed there made their way into the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare …”
Daily Graphic, September 16, 2013:
Preparations During Pregnacy in a Rural Setting
Progress made by the Project Fives Alive! initiative to develop a Birth Preparedness Plan (BPP) protocol and test it in several local districts; story highlights one woman’s successful pregnancy and delivery through the BPP checklist program and mentions IHI’s role as a partner in Project Fives Alive!
Holyrood , September 10, 2013:
Derek Feeley on New Challenges
IHI's new Executive Vice President, Derek Feeley, discusses the importance of patient safety and holding your nerve.
Health Affairs , September 09, 2013:
Measuring Readmissions For Improvement, Accountability, And Patients
IHI's Saranya Loehrer and Doug McCarthy describe how measurement and improvement that will point the way forward toward for reducing readmissions.
Healthcare IT News, August 28, 2013:
Beacon's Bold Experiment
IHI's Carol Beasley assesses the Beacon Community Program and how she sees “Beaconville” as a place where priorities are driven by the community, where improvement of care is continuous, and infrastructure is strong.
Boston.com, August 29, 2013:
Parsing the Berwick Report on the British National Health Service
Renowned health care economist John McDonough reports on the recent NHS report, focusing on why anyone should care “on this side of the pond."
KTVZ Oregon , August 16, 2013:
St. Charles forms partnership to boost care
St. Charles Health System and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement announced Monday they have formed a strategic partnership to improve health and health care in Central Oregon.
OutpatientSurgery.net, August 14, 2013:
A Better Bath: 3 Days of CHG Application
How we prevented SSIs with a pre-op bathing and wipe regimen for our hip and knee patients.
The Guardian , August 06, 2013:
NHS blame games must end, says US patient safety expert
Don Berwick says in his report that leaders must stop blaming NHS staff and instead foster a more positive culture
The Independent, August 09, 2013:
Berwick Report: Danger of Understaffed NHS Wards Can No Longer Be Ignored
The danger of understaffed NHS wards can no longer be ignored, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was warned, as another high profile figure review highlighted the urgent need for clear rules on safe staffing levels.
The Health Care Blog, August 08, 2013:
No Criminal Charges for Providers Won't Fix the NHS, Berwick says.
One of US President Barack Obama’s key health advisers has just published a review in the aftermath of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal. Don Berwick’s review is both thoughtful and reflective but one of his key recommendations – to create criminal sanctions against health staff – will not make the NHS safer for patients.
BBC Health , August 07, 2013:
Patient safety 'must be top priority in NHS'
Patient safety must become the top priority in the NHS in England, according to a major review.
July 31, 2013:
AORN Journal - Ensuring Safe Use of Medical Devices
AORN Journal article on medical device safety quotes IHI's Frank Federico extensively, including his recommendations for device selection, ongoing/regular usability testing, and establishing a system for reporting adverse events, among other topics.
Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine, July 25, 2013:
HFMA - Rising to the Challenge: An Interview With Don Berwick
HAVING EXAMINED AMERICA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN HIS ROLE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, ONE OF THE NATION’S FOREMOST HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS PRESCRIBES OPTIMISM AND INNOVATION TO CURE THE PROBLEMS AT HAND.
The Huffington Post, July 03, 2013:
How to Save 1,000 Newborn Lives?
IHI's Dr. Pierre Barker outlines how the IHI and partners in Malawi have been making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers and their children.
KSAT.com, July 03, 2013:
Project JOINTS Swiping Away Surgical Infections
IHI's Project JOINTS helps hospitals in the San Antonio region cut down on surgical site infections.
Hospitals & Health Networks, June 17, 2013:
Hospitals & Health Networks: New Ways to Staff a Hospital
IHI's Trissa Torres speaks to potential increases in hospital staffs, saying she sees “much more the redeploying than the adding of staff,” commenting on how hospital clinicians need to be trained to “listen to the patient’s agenda and not promote their own agenda.”
Huffington Post, June 10, 2013:
Huffington Post - How Safe Are You On That Long Distance Flight?
A new blog post by Pierre Barker at the Huffington Post discusses the safety of passengers on long flights, citing recent personal experiences and concluding, “A better plan is needed for caring for those who become seriously ill on long flights. The aviation and health care industries should work together to design, test and implement it.”
Modern Healthcare, April 08, 2013:
Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2013
IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano is among the 2013 honorees named to Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare (coverage includes a video interview with Bisognano).
The Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2013:
Steps for Surgical Patients to Fight Infection
The Wall Street Journal highlights IHI's work spreading best practices to stop surgical site infections - Project JOINTS.
MedPage Today, February 22, 2013:
Computer Systems Cut Hospital Drug Errors
Greater implementation of computerized provider order entry systems in hospitals, currently modest at best, could substantially reduce costly and potentially harmful drug errors, researchers suggested. David Radley of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement explains why.
CardioSource, March 05, 2013:
Clinical Innovators: Leading the Nation's Quality Improvement Movement: Maureen Bisognano
IHI's CEO & President Maureen Bisognano is interviewed by CardioSource, the publication of the American College of Cardiology, on the the current state of the quality improvement movement.
Boston Business Journal, February 15, 2013:
Health Care Industry Should Prepare for End-of-Life Talks
Making certain that health systems respect and deliver on people’s preferences for end-of-life care will clearly be a tall order, given the gap between what Americans say they want and the current reality, say IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano and Ellen Goodman, co-founder of The Conversation Project.
Harvard Gazette, February 14, 2013:
Cutting Costs, Buoying Health Care
On the Harvard School of Public Health’s Voices from the Field program, Don Berwick shared insights from years of working on health care issues, including his many years as leader of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Daily Trust (Nigeria), February 14, 2013:
Federal Government to Check Sharp Practices in Hospitals
The federal government is devising ways of restoring confidence in the Nigerian health sector, by raising the standard of care provided in hospitals and also monitoring performance to gauge improvement. IHI Senior Vice President Dr. Pierre Barker, who is working with the Nigerian government, pointed out that one of the best ways to ensure quality care is to motivate hospital staff see their patient’s satisfaction as their greatest desire.
News 24 Nigeria, February 13, 2013:
Federal Government to Design Roadmap for Improving Healthcare
The federal government of Nigeria is collaborating with stakeholders to improve the quality of health care over the next three years. IHI Senior Vice President Dr. Pierre Barker said Nigerians have good ideas to make things better, and that IHI will help support Nigerians in their efforts by helping them build capacity, improve safety and reliability, and ensure patient-centered care.
Midland Daily News, February 11, 2013:
Engaging Patients Can Improve Health Care
IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano spoke to health care providers at Michigan's Saginaw Valley State University as part of the College of Health & Human Services’ fourth annual conference, which focused on transforming the region’s health and health care systems for excellence and accountability.
Medscape, February 21, 2013:
Computer Entry for Scripts May Halve Medication Error
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system likely reduced medication errors by 48% in 2008. Study authors include David C. Radley, PhD, MPH, from IHI.
Huffington Post Healthy Living, February 21, 2013:
America's Healthcare Crisis: A Prescription for Breaking the Cycle
This guest column discusses the future of health care and medicine, noting key conversation topics from a September 2012 “intimate discussion [that] was co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network in Boston on medical education in the 21st century.”
Zawya, February 10, 2013:
HMC Signs Strategic Partnership with Institute for Healthcare Improvement
As part of its commitment to the delivery of the highest quality health care to the people of Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has signed a strategic agreement with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Gulf Times, February 11, 2013:
HMC Signs New Pact to Improve Healthcare
The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has signed a strategic agreement with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, who will work collaboratively with HMC staff to deliver the highest quality health care to the people of Qatar.
Bloomberg, February 03, 2013:
To Reduce Medical Errors, Make Them Public
This article on reporting adverse events in hospitals cites the April 2011 Health Affairs article by IHI authors, "Global Trigger Tool Shows That Adverse Events In Hospitals May Be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured."
InformationWeek Healthcare, February 04, 2013:
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
In this article, former IHI Senior Vice President Jim Conway states his support for a non-adversarial approach to error reporting in health care. Additional reporting makes people more attuned to problems, he says, and organizations with a strong culture of safety tend to be committed to identifying and then rooting out sources of failure.
Atlanta Business Chronicle, January 28, 2013:
WellStar Receives Quality and Patient Safety Awards
WellStar Cobb Hospital in Georgia received an award from The Partnership for Health and Accountability for its work on overuse and misuse of antibiotics as contributors to antibiotic resistance. WellStar implemented a model for antimicrobial stewardship developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Columbia Daily Tribune, January 20, 2013:
MU Leads National Initiative to Foster a New Culture in Health Care Teamwork
The University of Missouri schools of medicine and nursing are working together, along with health care educators at five other institutions, to develop curricula that will improve communication among providers and tackle the nationwide problem of preventable medical errors. The schools’ efforts to introduce “interprofessional learning” as a teaching model is part of a grant-funded initiative sponsored by the IHI Open School.
Harvard Business Review Blog, January 23, 2013:
What Capitalism Can't Fix
"The rush to disparage nonprofits and the stampede to embrace the idea that for-profits — or for-profit models — can more easily combat our toughest social problems deny reality. Many crucial objectives simply cannot be accomplished while generating a financial return." The work of the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement and its 5 Million Lives Campaign is given as one example.