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By Oluwayemisi Femi-Pius | Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
How did skilled birth attendants miss the signs of complications that led to a stillbirth? The Saving Mothers Giving Life Initiative is working to train health providers and provide resources to support better emergency care for mothers and newborns. Learn how the project has used QI approaches to empower providers and reduce mortality.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement, Maternal and Child Health, Africa
By Cory Sevin | Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019
There’s been more discussion in health care recently about co-design, but what does it really mean? Co-design means identifying end customers of a process and working with them to understand how to make that process work.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Complex Needs, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Zewdie Mulissa | Friday, Feb 22, 2019
Over time, small tests of change lead to big results. Learn how one hospital used PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) cycles to achieve and surpass the goal of using a preventive antibiotic for 95% of newborns. Use the PDSA worksheet to run your own tests of change.


Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Africa
By Jason Leitch | Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
Jason Leitch is Scotland’s National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality and Strategy. In the following interview, he describes why activating people's agency - no matter who you are or what you're doing - is essential for improvement.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Psychology of Change
By Donald Berwick | Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
While IHI President Emeritus Don Berwick may not be the originator of the Triple Aim, he has been its most visible proponent for over a decade. In the following interview, he describes the societal role of the Triple Aim, comments on the so-called quadruple aim, and describes how the Triple Aim continues to surprise him.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Leadership, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
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