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By Frank Federico | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
IHI faculty member Jim Duncan, MD, PhD, is Professor of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also faculty for the IHI Expedition on Eliminating Overuse in Medical Imaging. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, Dr. Duncan talks about how ending overuse in medical imaging will reduce harm to patients, decrease waste, and cut unneeded costs.Q Why is it so important to eliminate overuse in medical imaging?A It causes harm ... read full post


Tag(s): Expedition, Patient Safety, Triple Aim for Populations, Joint Commission
By Frank Federico | Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
The following is an interview with Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, Director of Research and Education, Intermountain Health Care, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, Utah. She is at the forefront of cost, quality, and value work — an area of intense interest for health care leaders in the face of deep and painful budget cuts. She is also a faculty member on the IHI seminar From the Bedside to the Balance Sheet Using Cost Constraints to Drive Quality.Q What is the biggest misconc ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Improving Quality, Reducing Cost, Teamwork, Patient Care Services, community outreach, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Reduction
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