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By John Gauthier | Friday, Jun 27, 2014
“Learning about people's strengths, values, needs, and challenges is the foundation for redesigning care,” says Catherine Craig, MPA, MSW, faculty for the IHI Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative. Her expertise includes fostering collaboration with disenfranchised groups, and navigating the intersections between policy areas and organizations by identifying and translating common priorities. July is going to be an exciting month at IHI as we begin workin ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Communication, Cost Containment and Reduction, Collaboratives, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Complex Needs
By John Gauthier | Friday, Jun 27, 2014
Blood use in hospitals is a high-volume, high-risk, high-cost process that is often not appropriately utilized, says IHI faculty member Timothy Hannon, MD, MBA. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, he explains why The Joint Commission, the AMA, the AHA, the Choosing Wisely Campaign, and others have targeted the overuse of blood products as a major issue. Dr. Hannon is Chief Medical Officer of Strategic Healthcare Group and faculty for the IHI Expedition on the Approp ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient Safety & Quality, Patient Safety (clinical effectiveness), Cost Containment and Reduction, Quality, Quality, Cost, and Value, Reliable Process Design, Reliable Processes
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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