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By Meryl Moss | Monday, Feb 01, 2016
for quality among 333 Medicare Shared Savings ACOs. Chief Operating Officer Meryl Moss explains why she believes teamwork is helping her ACO thrive.

 

Tag(s): Accountable Care Organization, Triple Aim for Populations, Population Health, Teamwork, Primary Care, IHI Leadership Alliance
By Cindy Hupke | Friday, Jan 29, 2016
A team-based approach positions primary care practices for success in a challenging environment that demands increased productivity and access, decreased costs, improved experience of care, and healthier populations. But how is this accomplished? In this Q

 

Tag(s): Primary Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Communication, Joy in Work
By Madge Kaplan | Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
Reaching out to learn about the person behind the disease or medical problem represents a paradigm shift in thinking. The idea of asking patients "What matters to you?" has resonated with patients and care teams in different parts of the world.[Photo credit “Rosary” by Liz West via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.]Rose, an 88-year-old woman with advanced dementia, was admitted to a geriatric unit in Scotland following a fall at home. She couldn’t talk, became agitated easily, and often tried to get up and wal ... read full post

 

Tag(s): WIHI, WIHI Archive, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Santiago Narino | Monday, Jan 25, 2016
Adios Bacteriemias has reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections and otherwise improved patient safety in ICUs across Latin America.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Central Line Infection, Latin America
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
"There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonstrate when a surveyor comes to your door. What I’m saying is that’s just not enough." Ron Wyatt, MD, is Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission, and he's a former IHI Fellow. There’s been a lot of work at The Joint Commission on what to do about inequity and disparity. There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonst ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Disparities, Health Equity, health literacy, Leadership
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