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By Janet Porter | Thursday, Dec 19, 2019
Most people would agree that good communication skills are important but are too often neglected. One of the factors that sets exceptional leaders at all levels of an organization apart is their ability to convey ideas and news effectively.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership, Communication
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019
Health inequities persist despite improved medical treatments and better access to care. Health care organizations need to use interventions that target multiple determinants of health to achieve equity for all.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations, Leadership
By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
There’s no shortage of ideas coming your way. As you read that first sentence, two or three emails may have just forced their way into your overcrowded in-box. So how do you know which ideas are worth your time? Which ones will leave some sort of an imprint (even a very small one) on you? This is our annual effort to help you cut through the clutter.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Joy in Work, Culture of Safety, Tools, Improvement Capability, Equitable Care Delivery, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Cost Containment and Reduction, Maternal and Child Health, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters, Triple Aim for Populations
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
In response to the growing volume of inpatient admissions and outpatient visits for individuals with a substance use disorder, hospitals are the primary point of care for many patients in need of comprehensive substance use care. Fortunately, hospitals also have the opportunity to make a major impact in reducing morbidity and mortality related to opioid use, from prevention to screening, to treatment, to engaging with communities to reduce harms.

 

Tag(s): Hospital, Mortality Reduction, Behavioral Health, Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations
By Madge Kaplan | Thursday, Dec 05, 2019
Clinician burnout may have reached epidemic proportions, but there are also new opportunities emerging to reconnect health care professionals to the joy of helping and healing patients.

 

Tag(s): Joy in Work, National Forum, Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Communication
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