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By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Sep 28, 2018
How can health care organizations make meaningful advancements in improving population health? They can use their community benefit resources to develop local, sustainable systems to give patients access to healthy, affordable food.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Population Health
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
The following excerpt from the IHI Innovation System white paper presents five types of challenges inherent in most innovation systems and what IHI has learned about overcoming them.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Changes, IHI 90-Day R&D Process, Innovation and Idea Generation
By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Respectfully listening to a patient tell their story of harm galvanizes even already committed patient safety professionals in a way that few other things do. Plots on a graph can’t compare to someone essentially saying that you — or people like you — let them down.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Africa
By Tejal Gandhi | Friday, Sep 21, 2018
The biggest issue in ambulatory patient safety is the lack of a safety infrastructure. Primary care offices, surgery centers, dialysis centers, urgent care clinics, and outpatient pharmacies often lack the resources, tools, and mechanisms to adequately implement and manage safety initiatives.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Ambulatory Care
By Liane Wardlow | Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
When seniors experience an acute medical event, calling 911 is not always be advisable. Providing acute care in the home may be the best way to provide safer, less costly care that better matches patients' wishes.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
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