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By Mike Briddon | Monday, Nov 05, 2012
The quiet elderly couple stared off into the distance. "How long has it been? This can't be right," said the woman, slowly trailing off. The man, tan from a tropical vacation, paced and looked at his phone for the fifth time in the last two minutes. The crowd grew larger around them. Everyone looked hopeful, but very tired. "This is really getting ridiculous," said the man. "There must be something wrong. And how come there is no one around to ask?" Were they waiting for news about a loved one? ... read full post


Tag(s): "crew resource management," patient flow, IHI Triple Aim, Why Hospitals Should Fly, patient-centered care, shared-decision making
By Jameson Case | Friday, Nov 02, 2012
By Kedar Mate, Faculty, IHI Several months ago, I had an opportunity to be a part of something exciting the 2012 TEDMED annual conference. In addition to taking in the dazzling array of presentations on the microbiome, the future of medical training, guitar playing from NIH director Francis Collins, and a surprise appearance from Cookie Monster, I had been invited to represent a “great challenge” in American medicine and healthcare. There were 50 challenges that had been selected by a team from ... read full post


Tag(s): "TEDMED, Best Practices for clinical areas, innovation
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