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By Mike Briddon | Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
What happens when you teach high school students about improvement science? The teenagers from Algoma, Wisconsin, who participated in the IHI-HarvardX course, Practical Improvement Science in Healthcare, are learning to make sustainable change in their community and the world around them.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Leadership
By Jeff Rakover | Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
The world has seen dramatic improvements in maternal mortality in recent years. From 2000 to 2015, the global death rate fell by more than a third for complications during pregnancy or childbirth. A notable exception to this trend? The United States.


Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Mortality Reduction, Patient Safety, Maternal and Child Health
By Jo Ann Endo | Monday, Nov 28, 2016
In addition to educational offerings, the best conferences provide networking opportunities to help you develop relationships with others in your field. Whether you’re attending the IHI National Forum, IHI Summit, or any other conference, a little preparation can help you take full advantage of a chance to get away from your day-to-day work.


Tag(s): IHI National Forum, Communication, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
How is the the East London NHS Trust going to reduce patient harm (including reducing violence and pressure ulcers) by 30 percent each year? Three staff members describe how building their quality improvement (QI) skills and including service users in every QI project has transformed their organization and will help them meet their ambitious aim.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, Triple Aim for Populations, Europe, England, Improvement Capability, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, Nov 21, 2016
It’s not easy for anyone to begin a conversation about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s both more difficult and more important to have this talk as soon as possible if your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.


Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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