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By Kathy Gerwig | Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
An expert dispels myths about health care worker injuries and offers tips to promote workforce safety.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Workforce Safety
By Richard Guthrie | Thursday, Jan 16, 2020
Root Cause Analysis is a common way to review adverse events in health care. If, however, staff are afraid to participate in them or health systems fail to use them to develop plans for preventing future errors, they may do more harm than good.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Tools, Adverse Event, Psychological Safety
By Shanda Johnson | Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
Is recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week worth the effort? One annual participant shares five benefits to participation and ideas for making the most of the week.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Communication
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020
To improve health equity, it is critical for health care organizations to partner with community-based organizations.


Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Community, Triple Aim for Populations
By Kathy Duncan | Friday, Jan 10, 2020
We wouldn’t expect a child, pet, or plant to thrive on its own. We shouldn’t expect quality improvement to either. Kathy Duncan offers tips on how to nurture health care quality improvement efforts without micromanaging.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership, Communication, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Improvement Capability
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