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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Mar 01, 2018
IHI offers specific guidance for health care executives striving to attain health equity by drawing from the experience of participants in IHI's Pursuing Equity initiative.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Leadership, Pursuing Equity
By Andrea Gushken | Monday, Feb 26, 2018
To address the nearly 10 percent prevalence of diabetes in Brazil, the Latin America team of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has been helping to build the improvement capability of the country’s local leaders, Ministry of Health, and hospital systems to improve diabetes care.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Latin America, Quality Improvement
By Hayley Burgess | Thursday, Feb 22, 2018
Though the importance of deprescribing - reducing or stopping medications that may harm or no longer benefit a patient - may be well understood, guidelines on how to do it are rare. Deprescribing both decreases the likelihood of an adverse event, and reduces the financial burden of paying for a multitude of medications.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation
By Erika Pabo | Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Health care has changed so much in recent years for primary care doctors. How do you care for both individuals and populations without a team? To pursue the Triple Aim and provide high-quality care, it’s essential to have a range of skills and expertise to care for a patient’s whole continuum of needs.

 

Tag(s): Primary Care, Teamwork, Triple Aim for Populations
By Michael Pugh | Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
The importance of core leaders (also known as middle managers) has often been overlooked. If you don’t include core leaders in improvement work, or if they don’t have the right skills or knowledge, you’re going to get limited returns on your efforts.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Culture of Safety, Patient Safety
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