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By Pierre Barker | Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
IHI Senior Vice President Pierre Barker, MD, provides an overview of a new article that explains the evolution of IHI's thinking about how best to scale up improvements.

 

Tag(s): Spreading Changes, Large-Scale Improvement, Improvement Capability
By Kelly McCutcheon Adams | Monday, Feb 29, 2016
IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams is director for the IHI Virtual Training Is Your Organization Conversation Ready?, one of the benefits included in the Passport to IHI Training membership.While I was at a Saturday morning lacrosse practice last year, I sat next to a fellow mother whose oldest child was playing alongside my own kindergartener and second grader. Our paths had crossed many times over the years, but we had never spoken at length. I had known that her youngest child has some signi ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Engage Patients and Families in Care, The Conversation Project
By Jo Ann Endo | Friday, Feb 26, 2016
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Director of Education and Outreach Laura Cooley and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick, New Jersey) Director of Diversity and Inclusion Cheri Wilson are faculty for the IHI Expedition Improving Communication to Enhance Cultural Competency.What does it mean for health care providers to be culturally competent? You’ve probably heard something resembling this definition Delivering care that respectfully meets patients’ social, cult ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery, Population Health, Patient Experience, Communication
By Terry Clemmer | Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
Terry P. Clemmer, MD, Director of Critical Care Medicine, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare, was one of the key contributors to the development of the Severe Sepsis Bundles. In this interview, he describes the results of increased scrutiny related to sepsis (from CMS and the media, for example).

 

Tag(s): Sepsis, Patient Safety, Bundles, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI)
By Charmaine Dorsey | Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
As the care providers for some of the most vulnerable people in the US, successful safety net organizations have population management experience from which organizations of all types can learn. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Clinical Social Worker Charmaine Dorsey shares her tips. Dorsey is faculty for the upcoming IHI Virtual Expedition Improving Community Health - Population Management in the Safety Net, one of the benefits included in the Passport to IHI Training membership ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, population management, Population Health, Equitable Care Delivery
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