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By Frank Federico | Monday, Jul 22, 2013
A key challenge to tackling hand hygiene can be perception. Often there’s a significant gap for staff, physicians, nurses, and other caregivers between perception and reality. When organizations learn their rates of hand hygiene practice, they're often surprised by their baseline data.


Tag(s): Hand Hygiene, Expedition, Patient Safety, Organizational change
By Carol Haraden | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This blog post was written by Carol Haraden, IHI Vice President and patient safety expert, in collaboration with Kedar Mate, IHI Vice President, and Amelia Cline, IHI Research Assistant. Spreading improvement success from the pilot unit to the rest of the organization is one of quality improvement’s greatest challenges. We know this kind of spread is vital to having a continuously improving organization, but it is a problem that seems to be plaguing everyone doing this work, no matter the con ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Organizational change, Leadership, Changes, Bundles, Spreading Changes
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