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By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
This article highlights successful efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve birth outcomes, and is another in a series on IHI's work to develop a population approach to maternal health.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Population Health, Triple Aim for Populations, IHI 90-Day R&D Process
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Check out IHI's roundup of the “top five picks” of new content from May 2016. You may have seen some of these items, while others will be new. If you find it helpful and useful, we’ll make it a regular feature. If not, we’ll keep working to find new ways to get useful content to you.


Tag(s): Leadership, Joy in Work, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Engage Patients and Families in Care
By Mark Murray | Friday, May 27, 2016
Will improving primary care access — essentially allowing more patients to get care — necessarily mean overtaxing already stressed primary care practices? In the following interview, Mark Murray, MD, MPA, Principal of Mark Murray and Associates, asserts quite the opposite.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Access, Quality Improvement, Workforce Satisfaction and Retention, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Thomas Talbot | Thursday, May 26, 2016
Disagreements about compliance data are a common frustration among people working on hand hygiene. In this "Dear IHI," a hand hygiene expert shares advice on how to respectfully address this issue without getting defensive.


Tag(s): Hand Hygiene, Patient Safety, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Data and Measurement, Culture of Safety
By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A common mistake many health care providers make is to use a “menu approach” to conversations about end-of-life care, often out of context. Obviously, patient autonomy is the most important thing, but sometimes we place patients and their families in a very difficult and overwhelming position.


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