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By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Apr 28, 2017
When you assume death is far down the road, it doesn’t seem necessary to put it at the top of your “to do” list. Most Millennials won’t run out and identify a health care proxy even after they learn that their parents can’t automatically speak for them in the midst of a medical crisis. But they should.


Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Hospice, Palliative Care
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
In the United States, 600 women die annually from pregnancy-related complications, while 60,000 women experience severe morbidity. Unlike in most other countries, the maternal mortality rate in the US has risen over the last decade. To address this, IHI is partnering with key stakeholders to use improvement science to eradicate avoidable maternal mortality.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Patient Safety
By Don Goldmann | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
IHI's Don Goldmann, MD, says it is the job of a patient safety officer to manage up, but not to carry the CEO's water.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership
By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, Apr 17, 2017
National Healthcare Decisions Day, which happens every April 16 — and is a week-long event this year — is a collaborative effort of thousands of organizations as well as dedicated individual advocates committed to ensuring that adult Americans have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their health care decisions.


Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Hospice
By Leslie Pelton | Friday, Apr 14, 2017
Funded by The Hartford Foundation, IHI is working with five pioneering health systems to determine how best to reliably deliver the best care to older adults. “Age-friendly” health care ensures that older adults are satisfied with their care; decreases healthcare-related harms common to older adults; and reduces the use of unnecessary hospital care.


Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Reducing Readmissions, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters
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