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By Sarah Szanton | Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
Individuals with complex needs live in many different places — institutional and assisted living residences, group or congregate homes, the homes of family or friends, and even shelters, vehicles, or on the street. But what does this mean for complex care programs? Three special needs health plans are examining how they might weave additional home-based support into their care models for older adults living at home with functional limitations.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Large-Scale Improvement, Quality Improvement
By Steve Meisel | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
Medication reconciliation has never been easy. A longtime patient safety thought leader shares how to improve the process to prevent unnecessary harm to patients.


Tag(s): Medication Reconciliation, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Patient Safety
By Julianna Spranger | Monday, Jul 16, 2018
Anyone coaching teams on improvement should embrace the "storming" stage of development since getting to this point means staff are becoming more psychologically safe. Psychological safety is necessary to accelerate quality improvement.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Engage Frontline Staff in Improvement
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, Jul 12, 2018
If we’re serious about pursuing the Triple Aim, we must apply our quality improvement skills to partnerships with communities to address the social determinants of health, including housing, education, and employment.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations, Community
By Gareth Parry | Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018
A few years ago, IHI published guidance on how to scale an improvement idea or initiative from local small-scale testing to a defined region or country. From testing the framework, we have learned that more guidance is needed on how the content needs to evolve to support scale up.


Tag(s): Large-Scale Improvement, Spreading Changes, Quality Improvement
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