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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 Carol Haraden | Friday, Feb 21, 2014
IHI Vice President Carol Haraden, PhD, is executive lead for the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo, Dr. Haraden talks about changes in patient safety in the last decade and what organizations of every size need to do to improve patient safety.Q What are the most significant changes you have seen in patient safety in the last 10 years or so?A Technology has been a strong enabler of some important changes in patient s ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient Safety & Quality, Patient Safety (clinical effectiveness), safety culture, Safety net ambulatory care improvement, Safety Manager, leadership and patient safety, Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), Leadership
By Frank Federico | Thursday, Aug 08, 2013
People come to IHI.org to search for a lot of things, but SBAR is always at the top of the list. What’s so interesting about SBAR? (And what does SBAR stand for anyway?) Have you ever been in a situation — whether personal or professional — when you had a lot of information to tell someone, and you needed to convey it as quickly and efficiently as possible? Let’s take a personal example You’re under pressure to respond to an invitation for your organization to participate in a high-profil ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety & Quality, SBAR - Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation, Improvement Tool
By Frank Federico | Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013
The following is a guest post by Sue Gullo, Director Would you want your mother, sister, or daughter to deliver a baby in an unsafe place? I have a feeling the resounding answer to that question is “NO.” For the past seven years, I’ve been working with perinatal teams across the world to ensure that the care we provide for moms and babies is evidence-based and the best for perinatal health, each and every time. What I’ve seen and learned from these teams dedicated to improvement are some stra ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Perinatal Community, perinatal, Patient Safety & Quality, Team Development
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