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By Derek Feeley | Friday, Sep 29, 2017
What is the global appeal of breaking the rules for better care? There are too many rules that don’t exist for good reasons, contributing to health care burnout. So, when given the chance to break or eliminate them, people are glad to do so if it helps them provide better care for patients.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, IHI Leadership Alliance
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
As more health care organizations work toward achieving health equity, it is not enough to focus on intentional discrimination. We must also acknowledge implicit bias and address it.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication, Quality Improvement
By Willamina Hadley | Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Leadership lessons for health care can come from unexpected sources - like four-star General Stanley McChrystal. He will be one of this year’s keynote speakers at the IHI National Forum (December 10-13).

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Quality Improvement
By Abe Wandersman | Friday, Sep 22, 2017
Unlike most evaluations, which assess a program’s effectiveness after the program is over, the SCALE evaluation provided rapid-cycle performance feedback to aid ongoing improvement. It used a method based on the empowerment evaluation approach to put the tools of accountability into the hands of the people doing the work.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Measurement for Improvement, Large-Scale Improvement, 100 Million Healthier Lives
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Physician leaders all over the globe are facing unprecedented challenges. IHI Director Cindy Hupke and Laurie Pascal, lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, assert that physician leaders need many of the same skills despite working in different health systems, cultures, etc.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Teamwork, Quality Improvement
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