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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Nov 01, 2018
Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in maternal mortality and morbidity in the US, especially among black women. These racial inequities persist even after controlling for factors like education, poverty, and income.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Patient Safety
By Joshua Eng | Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018
Deprescribing means reducing or stopping medications that may no longer benefit a patient. It’s a practice that can address the challenges of polypharmacy, but health care providers don’t always take the time necessary to explain the concept or its benefits to patients.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Patient & Family Centered Care
By Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey | Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Placing quality at the heart of the universal health coverage is essential. IHI's Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, shares the strategies needed to to move beyond merely universal access to guarantee quality care for all.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Africa, Large-Scale Improvement
By Yael Gill | Friday, Oct 26, 2018
The winner of a full scholarship to the 2018 IHI National Forum is a nurse midwife and improvement advisor who has worked on improving HIV care in Malawi.

 

Tag(s): National Forum, Quality Improvement, HIV/AIDS, Africa
By Kate Hilton | Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Change in health care won’t happen without people. If we want to make improvements, it helps to understand human beings and how we think and why we behave as we do. In other words, it helps to understand the psychology of change.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Psychology of Change
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