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December 12, 2017:
IHI Kicks Off 2017 National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
When patients and their clinical teams work as partners, there’s a greater likelihood of better outcomes for patients and greater satisfaction for health care providers, many of whom have been suffering high rates of burnout in recent years. Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO, Derek Feeley, chose this theme today to open up the 2017 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Feeley addressed nearly 5,500 health care professionals, health leaders, students, patient advocates, and community improvers.
November 29, 2017:
Closing the Loop on Patient Referrals in Health Care
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) released guidelines to help standardize the ways in which primary care practitioners activate referrals to specialists and then keep track of the information over time. Closing the Loop: A Guide to Safer Ambulatory Referrals in the EHR Era is the work of an expert panel convened to examine current obstacles to a high quality, safe referral process and offer improvement strategies.
September 19, 2017:
Join IHI for Annual Conference on Improving Health and Health Care
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, newly merged with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), and thousands of physicians, nurses, quality leaders, administrators, front-line staff, researchers, public health and community leaders, quality and safety professionals, patients and patient advocates, and students sharing new approaches to improving the health and health care of patients and communities.
September 28, 2017:
New Survey Looks at Patient Experiences with Medical Error
The vast majority of Americans are having positive experiences with the health care system, but 21 percent of adults report having personally experienced a medical error, according to a new national survey released today by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey further finds that, when errors do occur, they often have lasting impact on the patient’s physical health, emotional health, financial well-being, or family relationships.
September 18, 2017:
IHI Announces Safety Culture and Technology Innovator Award Recipients
A pioneer in the use of medical simulation and a team that introduced a hospital-wide, automated hand hygiene monitoring program have been chosen to receive the 2017 IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture & Technology Innovator Awards. The awards will be conferred on September 28 at the 10th Annual IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Keynote Dinner in Newton, Massachusetts.
September 14, 2017:
IHI/NPSF Project Seeks to Improve Assessment and Management of Acute Pain
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which merged with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) in May, has received support from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to develop a tool to help reduce harm to patients from the over administering of opioids to treat acute pain. The tool will specifically address patients being treated in inpatient and emergency department settings.
September 12, 2017:
IHI Board of Directors Adds New Members, Appoints New Board Chair
As part of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NPSF) recent merger with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), IHI today announced the appointment of four former NPSF Board members to the IHI Board of Directors. New members of the IHI Board include Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Customer Relations, The Joint Commission; Gerald B. Hickson, MD, Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety, & Risk Prevention, Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Mary Beth Navarra-Sirio, RN, MBA, Principal, Sirio2 Healthcare Innovations; and Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center. In addition, current board member, Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health, assumes the role of IHI Board Chair, previously held by Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System.
September 11, 2017:
Breaking the Rules and Shaping the Future of Health Care
Members of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Leadership Alliance are convinced that with or without formal changes in federal law, health care organizations must act to improve care and reduce health care costs. That’s why leaders from more than 40 health systems across the US and Canada have been working together to develop fresh ideas and to keep the momentum going on improving quality in health care.
August 28, 2017:
IHI and Brazil's Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Expand Successful Approach to Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections
Building on the work of a successful 18-month demonstration project, today the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Brazil’s Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (HIAE) announced they have received $1.5 million in funding from Merck for Mothers* for a continuation of Projeto Parto Adequado (PPA), which encourages vaginal birth among low-risk women in public and private hospitals in Brazil.
August 18, 2017:
IHI Partners with South Africa National Department of Health on Initiative to Improve Tuberculosis Care and Outcomes
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a four-year quality improvement (QI) initiative to reduce deaths from tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. The initiative has been co-designed with the South Africa National Department of Health (NDoH) and other partners, and will be the first country-wide TB effort of its kind to utilize QI methodologies at both local and national levels.
August 07, 2017:
SIDM and IHI Issue RFP for Interventions to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which recently merged with the National Patient Safety Foundation, have received a $725,100 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to better understand how delayed or wrong diagnoses happen and to test strategies to reduce them.
July 10, 2017:
RWJF Awards $6.3 Million to 100 Million Healthier Lives Initiative, to Foster Healthier, More Equitable Communities
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today announced an award of $6.3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that will lead to the expansion of an initiative to advance the health, wellbeing, and equity of communities. The initiative offers community health leaders a groundbreaking opportunity to combine improvement science with transformational leadership skills in order to effect greater, more sustainable change.
June 27, 2017:
Statement from IHI: Moving Forward with Access, Equity, and the Triple Aim
At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Triple Aim is the lens through which we view the redesign and transformation of health systems and health care. The Triple Aim framework guides how we reflect on any proposal by any administration, including what’s being considered by the US Congress right now.
April 21, 2017:
IHI Summit Convenes Health Improvers, Health Care Professionals, and Community Change Agents in Orlando
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, kicked off its 18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community, April 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. Against the backdrop of ongoing uncertainty in the US health care sector, hundreds of motivated health improvers, health care professionals, and community change agents are gathered at this year’s Summit to take stock of progress with new, more integrated patient care models and to co-create solutions to new challenges.
April 03, 2017:
Pursuing Equity Launch Announcement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) kicked off a two-year initiative, Pursuing Equity, that aims to reduce inequities in health and health care access, treatment, and outcomes by implementing comprehensive strategies to create and sustain equitable health systems. Nine health care organizations—diverse in size, geography, and patient populations served—will work with IHI and learn from one another.
March 13, 2017:
IHI and National Patient Safety Foundation Agree to Merger
Recognizing that patient safety is a public health issue in need of fresh, robust approaches and constant focus for health care systems today, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announce plans for a merger, effective May 1, 2017.
February 16, 2017:
IHI Summit 2017: Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
The IHI Summit will feature more than 800 health improvers, health care professionals, and community change agents gathering to energize one another, co-create solutions to similar challenges, and gain practical solutions for transformative change across health and health care.
February 01, 2017:
Statement from IHI in Response to Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Immigration
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) shares the widespread concern about the White House’s January 27, 2017, executive order restricting immigration from specific countries. We fear that it has consequences that run counter to our long-held organizational values, most notably inclusion, equity, diversity, generosity, and that above all, “people matter.”