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Becker's ASC Review Online, December 07, 2016:
Institute for Healthcare Improvement CEO delivers keynote on improving quality: 5 highlights
Derek Feeley, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, delivered the keynote at the 28th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Fla., held from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7, 2016.
POLITICO Online, December 09, 2016:
How to better care for America's most complex patients? Five foundations team up for answers
The foundations — the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Peterson Center on Healthcare, RWJF, The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund — partnered with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to identify tactics to treat America's heaviest utilizers of health care.
FierceHealthcare, December 09, 2016:
IHI 2016: Retail Health and Its Role in Primary Care, Population Health
Though some providers view may retail clinics as a threat, “we see ourselves as a safety net for primary care,” Angela Patterson, chief nurse practitioner officer, MinuteClinic and vice president, CVS Health, told attendees at a session during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 28th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Sentinel Online, December 11, 2016:
Orlando Health Nurse: 'I know what love is, because I was there that night'
The team at Orlando Health urged attendees of IHI's 28th Annual National Forum to develop and practice emergency response plans. "We can't encourage you enough, if you don't have a plan, you need to make one," said Dr. Michael Cheatham, chief surgical quality officer at Orlando Health, during a keynote talk at the annual meeting in Orlando. "Practice, practice, practice so you're ready with patients need you."
HealthLeaders Online, December 12, 2016:
Complex Care 'Playbook' Addresses Medical, Social Needs
Drafted at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs compiles and shares examples of successful approaches to care, guidance on making the business case for these models, and opportunities for policy and payment reform.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, December 15, 2016:
Lessons One Orlando Hospital Learned From the Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History
This article describes the incredible story behind Orlando Health's response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June, 2016. A panel of six members of that team delivered an emotional and inspiring keynote last week at IHI's 28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
Hospitals & Health Networks, December 06, 2016:
Video: Principles of Quality and Patient Safety Don't Change Under a Trump Administration, Says Don Berwick
Don Berwick sounded an optimistic note on the future regarding the effort to improve quality and patient safety, in an interview with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's president emeritus and senior fellow at the IHI 2016 National Forum.
Fierce Healthcare, December 06, 2016:
IHI 2016: 4 Main Drivers to reduce opioid use in the U.S.
Two members of IHI's Innovation Team have identified four drivers to limit opioid use in the United States: Limit the supply, raise awareness of the risk, identify and manage the population, and treat opioid-addicted individuals.
Fierce Healthcare, December 07, 2016:
IHI 2016: Orlando Health looks back at Pulse shooting and how hospitals can prepare for the worst
Orlando Health’s message to the attendees of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 28th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in Orlando, Florida: If you don’t have a disaster plan, make one. And then practice that plan over and over again.
Becker's Hospital Review, December 08, 2016:
Redefining patient safety in 2017 - 6 thoughts from IHI CEO Derek Feeley
Even though much progress was made in terms of patient safety in 2016, there is still much more work to be done in 2017 and beyond, according to Derek Feeley, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
News Ghana, December 08, 2016:
A Quality Strategy on National Healthcare Launched
Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Executive Director of Institute for Health Care Improvement , Africa Region, said the country did not have a unified strategy to streamline the health system and that the policy would integrate all the pieces of policies under the Ministry’s agencies.
Philanthropy News Digest, December 09, 2016:
U.S. Healthcare System Failing High-Need Patients, Survey Finds
Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, The Playbook: Better Care for People With Complex Needs shares case studies, issue briefs, and reference guides detailing promising and successful approaches to serving patients with complex needs, the business case for such models, and opportunities for policy and payment reform.
Hospitals & Health Networks, December 09, 2016:
Don Berwick: 8 Ways to Shift the Power Back to Patients
The next frontier for health care is giving more control to consumers, the former CMS head says during his keynote address at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum.
HealthLeaders Media, October 01, 2016:
Reducing diagnostic errors: a look at how healthcare organizations are working to improve diagnostic accuracy
Don Goldmann, MD, chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, agrees that clinicians are moving too fast these days, leaving the opportunity for diagnostic errors.
NY Mag, November 15, 2016:
A Mad Doctor and a 19th Century Medical Mystery Were Still Learning From Today
One of the pioneers of the new movement of “evidence-based medicine” is the pediatrician Don Berwick, who co-founded the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston.
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, November 16, 2016:
Safety Work in a Rut? Try Changing Your Perspective
Rallying efforts to push toward building a more holistic safety system requires focus on two key safety perspectives that can help patients throughout and beyond time spent in a health care organization, according to safety thought leaders Carol Haraden, PhD, vice president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Allan Frankel, MD, principal of Safe and Reliable Healthcare.
Modern Healthcare, November 17, 2016:
Now you can get a PhD in healthcare quality and safety
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has the Open School, which combines online education, guided projects, and community and chapter networks to build core skills in improvement, safety, system design, and leadership. It has 824 chapters in 85 countries, and more than 80,000 students and residents have earned its basic certificate in quality and safety.
Chronicle-Independent Online, November 08, 2016:
Flip or Flop: Creating a healthier Kershaw County
The event featured three speakers: Dr. Soma Stout, Executive Lead for Health Improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Laura Brennan, co-chair of 100 Million Healthier Lives and director of Pathway to Pacesetter; and Holly Hayes, principal investigator for LiveWell Kershaw and research associate with USC’s Arnold School of Public Health.
Modern Healthcare Online, November 07, 2016:
Commentary: Why can't our EHRs be more like smartphones
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Leadership Alliance, a collaboration of major healthcare organizations, recently convened representatives from industry, government, consumers and healthcare systems to consider some new principles for EHR redesign.
Ghana News Agency, November 07, 2016:
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ubora Institute and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, have engaged patient groups to solicit their views towards the development of National Healthcare Quality Strategy.
Harvard Business Review, November 09, 2016:
4 Steps to Sustaining Improvements in Health Care
To learn how to build systems that sustain improvement, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement studied health care organizations that were able to achieve standout results and then build on them — organizations such as Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City; Saskatoon Health Region in Saskatchewan, Canada; and Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle.
Becker's Hospital Review, November 10, 2016:
4 ways to sustain your healthcare organization's improvements
According to a whitepaper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement studying well-performing healthcare organizations achieving high improvement results, change is maintained through strong engagement and standardized frontline management.
Patient Safety Net, November 11, 2016:
In Conversation With... Derek Feeley
Mr. Feeley is President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), probably the most influential organization of its kind.
Advance Healthcare Network, September 09, 2016:
Value-Based Purchasing in Home Health
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim Initiative is addressed in this article as an exemplary model for the improvement of healthcare across three main goals, addressing the core issues identified over the last 20 years by numerous respected organizations such as the Institute of Medicine.
Health Affairs, November 03, 2016:
Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, along with more than two dozen leading experts in health care redesign for the geriatric population will be tasked with synthesizing the critical elements of previous geriatric models of care and testing the new Age-Friendly approach in a number of health systems.
Medscape, October 25, 2016:
What Hospitals Need to Know About Accountable Care Organizations
By offering rewards for meeting the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "triple aim," providers associated with ACOs share in the financial risk of providing healthcare to defined populations.
Next Avenue, October 26, 2016:
How We Choose the Influencers in Aging
Jennie Chin Hansen, board member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is named one of the 2016 Influencers in Aging Advisory Panel.
The Fast Track, October 18, 2016:
Steve Spear on Process Improvement - Avoid Zombie-Like Thinking
Steve Spear, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, gives advice on how to accomplish process improvement within the workplace.
Stanford Social Innovation Review, October 20, 2016:
Many Ways to Many
This article details methods of orchestrating networked learning and features the Breakthrough Series Collaborative, invented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, as one of those effective methods.
Standford Social Innovation Review Blog, October 11, 2016:
This is Not Your Grandfather's Coalition (SSIR)
This article recognizes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's contribution to the creation of the collabortive model for creating social change.
EMS1, October 14, 2016:
Are EMS Leaders Worth What They Cost?
This article recognizes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Model for Improvement as standards on which to base improvement practices, applicable to EMS systems.
Tallahassee Democrat Online, September 30, 2016:
End-of-Life Discussions Are Necessary
This article highlights the Conversation project, a campaign to help more people recognize the importance of talking about end-of-life care, and give them the tools and resources to do so. The Conversation Project was started by Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from the Boston Globe, who in retirement has been working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement on making the conversation more inviting.
Fort Collins Coloradoan Online, October 03, 2016:
Advanced planning, living wills help families with end-of-life care
This article highlights the importance of discussing end-of-life care all throughout life. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement more than 90 percent of people think it’s important to talk about end-of-life care, fewer than 30 percent actually do.
Common Good Vermont Blog, October 04, 2016:
Leap of Reason Update: Sacred Gift of Labor and Love
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), one of the most respected drivers of innovation in the field of improvement science, is pushing a deceptively simple concept that we believe is relevant not just for healthcare institutions but for other nonprofits. The concept is joy.
MedicineNet.com, September 18, 2016:
Surgical Readmission Rates Reflect Initial Care, Study Suggests
Dr. Don Goldmann, chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is quotes in this article addressing hospital readmissions. "Some hospitals have put into place systems and practices that reduce the risk of their surgical patients being readmitted," he said.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, September 19, 2016:
How Hospitals Are Achieving Health Equity in Practice and On Paper
Kedar Mate, M.D., chief innovation and education officer for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is mentioned in this article, where he outlined six ways to build the business case for equity, which he mentioned were borrowed “heavily” from Marshall Chin, M.D., from the University of Chicago.
STAT, August 26, 2016:
How Do You Honor a Dementia Patient's End-of-Life Wishes?
This article highlights the Conversation Project's sequel to the "Conversation Project Starter Kit," specifically for families of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Co-produced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, it was co-written by Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer-winning journalist who founded the Conversation Project and who lost her sister to Alzheimer’s disease roughly four years ago.
American Journal of Managed Care Online, August 26, 2016:
#AF4Q Has Revealed Just How Difficult Creating Alignment in the US Healthcare System Can Be
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, president emeritus and senior fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, served as the guest editor for The American Journal of Managed Care's supplement on research emerging from the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative. In a series of video interviews, he discussed the lessons of AF4Q regarding alignment in the United States healthcare system, consumer engagement in healthcare, and evaluating social experiments on improving healthcare, among other topics.
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, August 03, 2016:
Measures That Matter
Access to large amounts of data about care delivery and patient outcomes combined with increased concern for poor quality and high cost have led to the development of what Beth McGlynn, director of Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research, recently referred to as the “quality measurement industrial complex.” McGlynn spoke at Academy Health’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held in Boston in June. There, a host of experts explored the current state of quality improvement and measurement, including Maureen Bisognano and Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Medscape, June 25, 2016:
Should Patients Get a Money-Back Guarantee?
[This guarantee] also shows the community that Geisinger is serious, Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, senior vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), told Medscape Medical News. The refund "sends a very public signal about really putting patients at the center of care," she said.
Harvard Business Review Online, July 27, 2016:
Large Employers Are Key to Reforming Health Care
IHI executive director of innovation Lindsay Martin authored this article addressing how employers can take on challenges in health care.
YOUR HEALTH, July 28, 2016:
Re-Air: A Third Era of Healthcare with Dr. Donald Berwick
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Dr. Catherine Coe will be talking with Dr. Donald Berwick, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about A Third Era of Healthcare.
WGBH - Boston Public Radio, June 15, 2016:
How Can Massachusetts Improve Access to Dental Care for the State's Poorest Residents
"We tend to think of dental care as an afterthought...but it's very important," said Don Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services and a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Modern Healthcare Online, July 06, 2016:
Newly Formed Providence St. Joseph Health Invests $100 Million in Mental Health
This merger includes an advisory panel chaired by Maureen Bisognano, former president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
American Pharmacists Association Foundation, July 05, 2016:
Preparing for Emergency Response in Mass Casualty Events
“When you think of the Orlando crisis, the ED was overwhelmed with patients who needed to go into surgery or the ICU,” Frank Federico, BSPharm, vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), told Pharmacy Today. “In this type of situation, it’s of key importance to have pharmacists readily available not only as part of the health care team and decision making process, but also to make sure the appropriate departments are getting proper support in the distribution of medicines and I.V.s.”
American Society on Aging, July 07, 2016:
New Guide Can Help Doctors Reduce Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care
This guide also meets the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare (by reducing unnecessary, unhelpful and unwanted tests and other procedures).
San Fernando Sun, July 08, 2016:
Merger Creates New Mental Health Care Institute
Maureen Bisognano, recently retired president and CEO of the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will serve as the chair of an expert advisory panel tasked with creating a blueprint for improving mental health care in U.S. communities.
Inside Edition Online, July 12, 2016:
After Pharmacist Gave Boy Wrong Dosase, Killing Him, Other Parents Claim Similar Experiences
Dr. Frank Federico, Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and chair of the of the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention says "There has to be a culture, if someone reports an error, they’re not going to be punished for it."
Planet Jackson Hole, July 12, 2016:
St. Johns Medical Center Launches New Public Art Program
Senior Fellow with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Blair L. Sadler has said, “I am optimistic that promising new research will show these programs will reap the additional benefits of shorter hospital stays, less medication, and fewer complications—potentially saving our healthcare system significant dollars, annually.”
P&T Online, May 31, 2016:
Hospital Cuts Sepsis Deaths with Surveillance, Extra Training
This article highlights a study done at Huntsville Hospital, where they implemented the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Surviving Sepsis Guidelines using real-time electronic surveillance.
CommonHealth, May 31, 2016:
At "Pain School" Veterans Learn to Manage with Fewer Pills
“Pain management programs like the VA’s are pretty few and far between,” says Mara Laderman, senior research associate at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She says there are several reasons why. “Physicians have been trained to prescribe opioids for chronic pain, they’re slammed with packed schedules, and there aren’t a lot of physicians who are trained in pain management.”
Life as a Healthcare CIO, May 21, 2016:
A Multi-Stakeholder Discussion in Washington
This blog post summarizes the discussion had by a group of government, provider, and developer stakeholders that took place at a meeting organized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement last week.
Gulf Times, May 22, 2016:
3,700 Attend Patient Safety Forum
Organised by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in collaboration with American-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ME Forum) featured four keynote addresses from world-renowned experts, and included over 55 interactive workshops and lectures.
HFM Online, May 20, 2016:
Bringing Care Management Into the Community
Trissa Torres, MD, senior vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is quoted in this article on managing care with a population health approach. “We are not quite hitting the mark yet because, oftentimes, we focus on coordinating care for patients across the continuum of health care and stop there," she says. "We don’t get to that piece where we also reach out to address what else may be going on, those social determinants of health.”
Huffington Post, May 18, 2016:
Achieving Health -- How We Can 'Just Start'
Today, our most pressing health issues are the result of interrelated social and environmental factors that interact in equally complex and often unpredictable ways with our genes, medical history, lifestyle choices, and more. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 100 Million Healthier Lives campaign is one initiative investing in the effort to promote multisectoral approaches to health.
MedCity News, May 07, 2016:
About that Johns Hopkins Study on Medical Errors (podcast)
In this podcast, Frank Federico, a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement shares his thoughts on the Johns Hopkins study, published in BMJ, that called medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S. That works out to slightly more than 250,000 unnecessary deaths annually, or about 9.5 percent of all fatalities in the country.
Ghana Health Nest, May 09, 2016:
Dr. Sodxi-Tettey Appointed as New Head of Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Africa
Dr. Sodzi Sodzi–Tettey has been appointed as the Executive Director and Head of the Africa Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He takes over from Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk and shall be responsible for business development, the operations and implementation of IHI’s work in Africa, and for continued development of IHI’s expanding portfolio in Africa as part of the organization’s global strategy.
Boston Globe, May 12, 2016:
Wishes for End-of-Life Care Often Ignored, Survey Finds
When hundreds of Massachusetts residents were asked about end-of-life medical care, the results revealed widespread failure by doctors and patients to prepare for illness and death. Maureen Bisognano, IHI Senior Fellow, recalls personal experience with this issue at the end of her brother's life.
JAMA, May 03, 2016:
Patient Safety at the Crossroads
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement co-authored this article that reevaluates the status of patient safety improvements 15 years after "To Err is Human."
Modern Healthcare Online, May 04, 2016:
Medical Errors May Kill 250,000 a Year, but Problem Not Being Tracked
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people each year. But the problem is not being tracked widely, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the BMJ. “The numbers are everywhere,” said Frank Federico, vice president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
FierceHealthcare, May 05, 2016:
Collaborative Efforts Key to Medical Error Data Collection
Adjustments on how the healthcare industry collects data on medical errors, especially those that lead to patient death, must be a "collaborative effort," Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Vice President Frank Federico tells FierceHealthcare in an exclusive interview.
WGBH News - Boston Public Radio, May 05, 2016:
Dr. Don Berwick: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US
The two most common causes of death in the United States are medical: heart disease and cancer, respectively. According to a new study, the third cause could also be medical—in a terrifying way. According to research published in the British Medical Journal, medical errors in hospitals and other medical facilities could be the third leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming 250,000 lives every year.
Huffington Post, May 06, 2016:
Quality and Safety in Healthcare
Brian Boyle, International Healthcare Advocate and Red Cross National Volunteer Spokesman, discusses his recent keynote address at the International Forum hosted by the British Medical Journal and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Zogvisie, April 22, 2016:
Rock 'n Roll with Don Berwick
Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), surprised last week at the IHI conference in Gothenburg. In a game show format, he took the 3,500 participants back to the fundamentals of continuous quality improvement.
Zogvisie, April 25, 2016:
"Only through transparency can you learn from the best"
This article with Institute for Healthcare Improvement CEO Derek Feeley profiles his inspirations for his work, proudest accomplishments, and goals for patient safety.
Hospitals & Health Networks, April 22, 2016:
A Population Health Approach to the Opioid Epidemic
Hospitals have become adept at using big-picture, strategic thinking to try and rearrange how health care is delivered and solve the most vexing of problems. That’s what innovation experts at the Institute for Health Care Improvement, and Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., have done in recent years while trying to find a way to curb the plague of pain pills and heroin hitting the streets.
Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare, April 13, 2016:
I-PASS and SBAR Handoff Tools Have Proven Benefits
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Frank Federico is quoted in this report on communication improvements. Communication failures continue to plague patient care. For nearly two decades, communication failures have been frequently attributed to harmful events in healthcare. Judging by a new report looking at malpractice claims, those problems aren't getting any better.
The Washington Post, April 15, 2016:
These Hospitals Are Doing Something Shocking: Giving Refunds to Unhappy Patients
At Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, if patients are upset about a long wait in the emergency department, or a doctor’s brusque manner, or a meal that never arrived in a room, it is doing more than apologizing. It’s offering money back on their care, no questions asked. Maureen Bisognano, president emerita at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, agrees.
Sheboygan Press Online, April 06, 2016:
Consider Attending Honoring Your Wishes
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 90 percent of the US agrees that talking with loved ones about end-of-life care is important — 23 percent have done it. Starting that conversation can be difficult, and this event will help provide tools to make it easier.
Lancet, March 19, 2016:
Patient Safety is Not a Luxury
At the 2016 Patient Safety Global Action Summit, Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, reminded attendees that patient safety must be addressed on a global scale, emphasising that these issues are most crucial in the nations with the fewest resources, whose citizens cannot afford for quality to fail.
Huffington Post, March 30, 2016:
Obamacare Enrollees Are Sick and Getting A Lot of Medical Care
Institute for Healthcare Improvement founder and president emeritus Don Berwick is quoted in this article on how Obamacare successds at its twin goals of extending health coverage to the uninsured and enabling people to access life-saving treatments. “We’re seeing here the consequences of a very complex insurance system and the fact that now, people who need the care have a chance to find the care,” he says.
Leadership, March 31, 2016:
Milestones in Quality Improvement Measurement
Robert Lloyd, PhD, a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is quoted in this article about measurement in quality improvement. “A lot of measurement efforts fail because people say they are really into improving quality, but they don’t have a clear roadmap to guide their quality measurement journey,” he says.
Offaly Express, March 21, 2016:
Tullamore Hospital Staff Graduate from National Quality Course
A number of staff from Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore successfully completed a Course in Quality Improvement and were awarded for their achievement last week by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Salamancapress.com, March 24, 2016:
Healthy Living Consortium Working to Make Country Healthier Place to Live
Speaking on behalf of the consortium, [Kate] Ebersole said the county health department applied for and was awarded a SCALE (Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation) grant. This grant was awarded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Healthcare Informatics Online, March 24, 2016:
Premier Healthcare Alliance Leaders Announce Broad Care Delivery Improvements After Five Years of QUEST
Donald Berwick, M.D., a healthcare leader who was best known as CEO of the Cambridge, Mass.-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) before serving as acting administrator of the federal centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2010-2011, was on hand to praise the work of the QUEST program and to offer his perspectives on its contributions to healthcare delivery reform.
Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality, March 14, 2016:
10 Recent Stories, Studies to Know for Patient Safety Awareness Week
Established in 2002, Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for healthcare safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. In honor of this campaign, Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality has rounded up the following 10 stories and studies on patient safety, published in March. In one story, Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, director of patient safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, outlined four ways to encourage healthcare workers and hospital staff to speak up about patient safety in a recent IHI Improvement Blog post.
Huffington Post, March 15, 2016:
5 Hassle-Free Ways To See A Medical Professional - Fast
This article describes how you can spend less money—and less time waiting—to get your medical needs met. Don Goldmann, M.D., chief medical and scientific officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is quoted.
Huffington Post, March 17, 2016:
Chronicle of Health Creation: The Shadow in Berwick's Call for a 'Moral Era' for Medicine
In the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Donald Berwick, MD, calls on the health care industry to enter a new “Moral Era.” Berwick rolled out the idea for Era 3 and its nine steps in the February 18, 2016, WIHI program, “Why Morality Matters.”
WBUR's CommonHealth, March 07, 2016:
Eva Gets A Mammogram: A Primer on Finding Quality in Mammography
Don Goldmann, chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is quoted in this article on the status of mammography quality in healthcare. "I’d say we’re in a very beginning state," says Don. "I hesitate to use the word primitive, but we’re not where we need to be by any stretch of the imagination.”
Becker's Hospital Review, March 07, 2016:
Empowering Hospital Staff to Speak Up About Safety: 4 Tips
Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, director of patient safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, outlined four ways to encourage healthcare workers and hospital staff to speak up about patient safety in a recent IHI Improvement Blog post.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 09, 2016:
Dalai Lama Brings Message of Peace, Nonviolence to Madison
Soma Stout, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI's) Executive External Lead for Health Improvement, recently participated in a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison, Wisconsin. "I would never argue with you. I hear you're a very skilled debater with many years of experience," Stout said.
Harvard Gazette, March 09, 2016:
Professor Shares the Simplicity Behind Daily Changes
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) chief medical officer Don Goldmann recently gave a lecture to the Harvard Ed Portal, drawing off of his online course "Practical Improvement Science in Healthcare: A Roadmap for Getting Results," to challenge the audience to be curious about how they execute everyday tasks.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, March 01, 2016:
On Sepsis, IHI Aims to Help Hospitals "Wrestle this very Troubling Problem to the Ground"
Like many hospital leaders, sepsis management wasn’t really on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s list of things to tackle, when it started work on critical care. But that’s quickly changed and, after years of rooting out best practices, the organization is launching a nine-month-long series of Web events tied to sepsis strategy, debuting with the first installment Wednesday, March 2.
Orlando Medical News, March 02, 2016:
IHI Unveils SNF Trigger Tool for Measuring Adverse Events
Last December at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, presenters reviewed a methodology developed to identify AE in SNFs. This led to the creation of this new tool.
Forbes Online, March 04, 2016:
Evidence-Based Practice, Not Silicon Valley Unicorns, Will Fix Home Care
This article sites a 2014 Institute for Healthcare Improvement study finding thatout of the top 100 funded startups that year, only 23% had peer-reviewed research to support their marketing claims.
Medscape, March 04, 2016:
100,000 Babies Campaign Improves NICU Outcomes
This project is named the "100,000 Babies Campaign" because of its resemblance to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "100,000 Lives Campaign," which successfully addressed important areas in care aimed at saving 100,000 lives. Please create a Medscape login free of charge to access the article.
Huffington Post, February 25, 2016:
Here's How Obamacare Is Keeping People Out of the Hospital
Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator for Medicare and Medicaid, is quoted in this article profiling a drop in readmissions rates. Dr. Berwick told the Huffington Post that he thought the study was "well-designed and well-analyzed."
HFMA Leadership Magazine, February 10, 2016:
Population Health: The "Upstream Effort"
Niñon Lewis, executive director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is quoted in this article on Population Health and the importance of taking on population health initiatives.
HFMA Leadership Magazine, February 10, 2016:
Taking A Comprehensive View of Population Health Management
In this interview, Trissa Torres, senior vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvment (IHI), discusses how health systems should "look outside their own walls to develop new partnerships."
Harvard Business Review, February 24, 2016:
This Coalition of US Companies Thinks It Can Change US Health Care
The Institute for Health Care Improvement's (IHI's) Lindsay Martin and Alex Anderson authored this piece about the Health Transformation Alliance (HTA) and its goal to improve the way corporations provide health care benefits in an effort to create better health care outcomes for their employees.
WGBA-TV Online, February 16, 2016:
Addressing Poverty in Northeast Wisconsin
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) from Cambridge, MA is working closely with U.S. Venture and several other agencies to launch a program they've had success with elsewhere.
WBUR-FM Online & Broadcast, February 17, 2016:
How Community Health Workers Act as a "Bridge" for Patients Needing Extra Help
Mara Laderman, a senior research associate at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, said clinics and agencies that want to hire a community health worker must be prepared to define that role and train the new employee for a specific set of tasks.
Nurses, February 17, 2016:
Healthcare Miscommunication Costs 2,000 Lives and $17 Billion
Frank Federico, vice president for patient safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA, told Stat News the findings were disappointing because they suggest two decades of work has achieved too little progress. “We’ve been working on this for a long time, and it still continues to be a big problem,” said Federico, who previously worked at CRICO as a patient safety specialist.
Health Affairs, February 17, 2016:
Patients Are the Sun: The Imperative for Consumer Engagement in Transforming Health Care
In his keynote speech, Donald Berwick, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, underlined the critical need for the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation's mission: to advance the role of consumers in health system transformation.
Health IT Outcomes Online, February 11, 2016:
Healthcare Miscommunication Costs 2,000 Lives and $1.7 Billion
Frank Federico, vice president for patient safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA, told Stat News the findings were disappointing because they suggest two decades of work has achieved too little progress.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, February 12, 2016:
How to Use the 5 P's of Transformational Design to Build Better Health Care Spaces
Barbara Balik, R.N., Ed.D., author of this article on utilizing design to improve health care environments, is a co-founder of Aefina Partners, a member of the senior faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and a member of the National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Governors.
Hospitals & Health Networks, February 12, 2016:
What We Can Learn From the Scots' Health Care System
In this interview, Derek Feeley, chief executive of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and former head of the Scottish National Health System, discusses what the United States can learn from the Scottish system.
Modern Healthcare Online, January 30, 2016:
U.S. Medical Schools Immersing First-Year Students into the Nitty-Gritty of Day-to-Day Medical Care
Don Goldmann, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is mentioned in this article detailing some medical schools' new immersive training practices. “It can create a passion for improving the situation,” said Dr. Goldmann. “Walking in patients' footsteps is critical.”
STAT, February 01, 2016:
Communication Failures Led to 1,744 Patient Deaths in Five Years
Frank Federico, vice president for patient safety at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is mentioned in this article, calling the findings "disappointing" because they suggest two decades of work has achieved too little progress.
The New York Times Opinionator, February 03, 2016:
Hospitals Focus on Doing No Harm
In recent years, with leadership from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine, federal programs like the Partnership for Patients and many others, numerous hospitals have made focused efforts to reduce harm.
Repertoire Online, February 04, 2016:
Patient Safety in the Primary Care Office
Most healthcare professionals could easily provide examples of harm events in hospitals, including wrong-side surgeries, medication errors, falls, and pressure ulcers, writes Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, patient safety director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in a recent IHI blog.
The New York Times Opinionator, January 26, 2016:
Reducing Preventable Harm in Hospitals
This New York Times article highlight's the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Breakthrough Series College, which works to spread innovative ideas through a collaborative learning model.
FierceHealthcare, January 26, 2016:
3 Steps to Help Reduce Diagnostic Errors
According to a blog post by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the latest research indicates that a diagnostic error is a factor is about 10 percent of patient deaths.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, January 27, 2016:
Action Needed More Than Data Collection in Improving Quality
Speaking at a webinar, Don Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, urges health care leaders to step away from the data and do something with it.
WCVB-TV Online, January 21, 2016:
Are You Conversation Ready?
90 percent of people say that talking with their loved ones about end of life care is important, but less than 30 percent have actually done so. Consequently, many Americans are at risk of spending the final days of their lives in ways they would never choose. IHI is working wo develop and pilot new strategies to ensure that patients are encouraged to have these conversations with their loved ones and that there are systems in place to adequately capture the conversations so they can be accessed by health care providers when needed.
Educate the Young, January 21, 2016:
A New Friend and Teacher in Health Disparities
This article includes a link to an article Dr. Ron Wyatt recently wrote discussing his experience as an IHI Fellow looking at disparity in the Deep South. The article is entitled "The Stuff that is Killing Us," and was originially posted on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.
Modern Healthcare - Vital Signs, January 15, 2016:
Blog: NEJM Writers Confuse "Medical Taylorism" with "Lean"
The editors at NEJM might want to go back and read Dr. Donald Berwick's 1989 article entitled "Continuous Improvement as an Ideal in Health Care." Dr. Berwick later launched the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and became the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
HealthLeaders Online, January 14, 2016:
Donald Berwick Calls for 'Moral' Approach to Healthcare
Don Berwick, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the former head of CMS, advocates for a single-payer system and for bringing "pride and joy" to the workplace among physicians, nurses, administrators, and executives who are all involved in doing the work of caring.
Hospitals & Health Networks Online, January 13, 2016:
IHI VP Andrea Kabcenell, R.N., on Sepsis Management
In this article, Institute for Healthcare Improvement VP Andrea Kabcenell discusses how IHI realized sepsis' significant toll on patients, and over the past several years has taken on reducing mortality from the infection.
Hospitals Health Networks Online, January 13, 2016:
Stepping Up Against Sepsis
This article highlights North Shore-LIJ and other hospitals' adoption of IHI's methodology to address sepsis and support process re-engineering.
Forbes, January 07, 2016:
The New Year's Resolutions the Key Players in Healthcare Should Make
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has demonstrated convincingly that the cause of most medical errors is not individual physicians but, rather, the system of care in which they practice.