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By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
In an era in which much investment is going toward digital health, guidance is urgently needed for providers and patients on how to navigate the increasingly crowded digital health space. In this blog post, Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, IHI, and Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, CEO and Co-Founder Care at Hand, discuss a recently published digital health selection framework as one possible step forward. Kedar Mate Andrey OstrovskyResearchers from the Institute for He ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Health Information Technology (HIT)
By Kimberly Mitchell | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
Recognizing that patient and family advisors are key contributors to health care improvement, IHI’s goal has expanded to increase the presence of these advisors at each year’s National Forum and as part of all of IHI's work. In this blog post, Martha Hayward, IHI Lead for Patient Engagement, desribes these efforts.Just five years ago, IHI invited 50 patients and family members to the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. “Nothing about me without me” had become the ubiquitous cal ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Kimberly Mitchell | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
Each year, the David Calkins Memorial Scholarship for IHI’s National Forum is awarded to one student who demonstrates a strong interest in health care improvement. To date, six students have been awarded the Calkins Scholarship. In this blog post by IHI Marketing ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum
By Kimberly Mitchell | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
By Sandy (Alexander) Cohen, MSW, MPH, and Amy Reid, MPHThe Model for Improvement comprises three questions that guide quality improvement (QI)What are we trying to accomplish?How will we know that a change is an improvement?What changes can we make that will result in improvement?While the questions are simple, challenges in our daily work lives can prevent teams from answering them. Some may even wonder, “What’s the use? Patients are waiting and we don’t have time, so let’s get going!” But we k ... read full post


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Model for Improvement, Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality Improvement
By Kimberly Mitchell | Monday, Sep 08, 2014
With nearly 50% of primary care visits having some sort of behavioral health component, it’s becoming even more critical for primary care teams to be prepared to meet both medical and behavioral health needs. In this post, Wendy Bradley (left) talks about integrating behavioral health and primary care. She is a faculty expert for IHI’s new Collaborative, Optimize Primary Care Teams to Meet Patients' Medical AND Behavioral Needs, beginning February 2015. Recently Robin Williams tragically took h ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Collaboratives, Behavioral Health, Primary Care
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