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By Meghan Munson | Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Three hospitals decided to focus on the first hour after delivery as a key area to improve care for mothers. By setting their own goals and adapting a simple checklist to their unique settings, staff at the facilities developed tests and slowly scaled checklists that improved monitoring to detect postpartum hemorrhage.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Africa
By Santiago Narino | Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
Engaging the perspective, knowledge, and expertise of women and their families who have been through pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood may be the key to effective and sustainable maternal health work.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, engaging patients, Latin America
By Terry Fulmer | Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.


Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
By Azukile Nzuzo | Thursday, Aug 15, 2019
When patients newly diagnosed with HIV left the Bedfordview clinic before seeing a provider, staff across the facility collaborated to make a change. By mapping out the process of care, they identified gaps, adapted their approach, and created sustainable ways to better support patients using QI.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Africa
By Sam Watson | Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019
We often hear that organizational culture is determined by the board and the CEO. Where does that leave everyone else? Sam Watson argues that organizational culture is a shared responsibility of the board, senior leadership, and staff.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Quality Improvement, Communication
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