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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 John Gauthier | Monday, Apr 14, 2014
IHI faculty member Kathy Duncan is director for the Preventing Pressure Ulcers Expedition. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, she talks about why preventing pressure ulcers continues to be challenging and how education is only part of the solution.Q Teams have been focusing on preventing pressure ulcers for a long time. What continues to make it so challenging?A The prevention of pressure ulcers is about the reliability of prevention measures that often get shuffle ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Pressure Ulcers, pressure ulcer, Reliable Processes, Reliable Process Design, Reliability Science, Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, Hospital, Hospital Operations, education and training, skin prep
By Frank Federico | Friday, Nov 01, 2013
Dr. Thomas Varghese is the Medical Director of Strong for Surgery, an initiative aimed at identifying and evaluating evidence-based practices to optimize the health of patients prior to surgery. In this interview, Dr. Varghese talks about engaging patients in “training” for surgery and how to fend off “checklist fatigue.”

 

Tag(s): Surgical Safety, Patient Safety, Checklists - Safety, Adverse Event, Teamwork, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Operating Room, Reliable Process Design
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