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By Kimberly Mitchell | Monday, Jul 27, 2015
“The journey of the Leadership Alliance parallels my own in many ways. We’re both veering off the safe path in pursuit of ambitious results.” IHI Project Coordinator Morgen Palfrey is soon leaving IHI to start graduate school. In the following post, she explains how her experience supporting the IHI Leadership Alliance helped inspire her own ambitions to change health and health care.Almost exactly one year ago, Derek Feeley, IHI Executive Vice President and part of the IHI Leadership Alliance t ... read full post


Tag(s): Leadership, IHI Leadership Alliance, Quality Improvement
By Pierre Barker | Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015
A new article co-authored by Dr. Pierre Barker, IHI Senior Vice President, provides examples of how the IHI Breakthrough Series model was adapted in four community-based quality-improvement projects in South Africa, Malawi, and Mozambique to support community volunteer health workers in improving HIV care.


Tag(s): Collaboratives (IHI Breakthrough Series model), Improvement Capability, Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Africa
By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Jul 17, 2015
Alyssa Williams, project manager for the IHI Leadership Alliance, recently graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a master’s degree in public administration. In the following blog post, Ms. Williams shares how a speech she wrote for her commencement ceremony resonated with her IHI colleagues because it encouraged her fellow graduates to embrace the ethos of continuous improvement.I could say it was fatigue. I could blame it on a little post-meeting euphoria on the heels of a successful ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement
By Kate Lally | Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
With an aging population that has more complex illness, providers, health systems, and others in non-hospital settings are struggling with how to best care for these patients. Palliative care provided throughout the care continuum can be part of the answer, says Dr. Kate Lally, Care New England Health System Director of Palliative Care.


Tag(s): End-of-Life Care, Expedition, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
Improving population health does not always mean better outcomes for all. While we may improve outcomes for the entire population, the distribution of outcomes by demographic characteristics such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or gender, could remain unchanged or perhaps even worsen.


Tag(s): Population Health, Equitable Care Delivery, Innovation and Idea Generation, Triple Aim for Populations, IHI 90-Day R&D Process
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