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By Doug Bonacum | Friday, Apr 03, 2015
Doug Bonacum, Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, is faculty for IHI’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In this interview with IHI Content Development Manager Jo Ann Endo, Bonacum talks about the fundamental changes necessary for the future of patient safety while also reinforcing the continual need for patient safety basics.Watch a video of Doug Bonacum discussing patient safety ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Reliable Processes, Health Information Technology (HIT), Human Factors, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Teamwork, Communication
By John Gauthier | Monday, Jun 09, 2014
In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, IHI faculty member Brian Koll, MD, FACP, FIDSA, says that effectively addressing C. diff requires true multidisciplinary teamwork. Dr. Koll is Executive Director for Infection Prevention at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY.Q A number of healthcare-associated infections appear to be on the decline. Why isn’t this the case with C. diff? When one looks at healthcare-associated infections, dealing with C. diff is a little ... read full post


Tag(s): C. difficile, safety, Hospital, hospital acquired infection prevention, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Hand Hygiene, Patient Safety, Teamwork
By Cindy Hupke | Friday, May 16, 2014
IHI Director, Cindy Hupke, BSN, MBA, answers some common questions about team-based care and describes its advantages for patients and providers.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Teamwork, Medical Home
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
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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