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By Hannah Lee Flath | Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
It's hard to find the time, resources, or capacity to do the necessary work of improvement and leading change. Three community organizing tips can help boost your efforts.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Open School, Psychology of Change
By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
IHI CEO Derek Feeley encourages health care leaders to have difficult conversations about race and racism to truly prioritize equity. Just as working on patient safety requires admitting that patient harm occurs, meaningfully addressing equity means accepting the reality of institutional racism.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Equitable Care Delivery, Communication, Patient Safety, Triple Aim for Populations, Quality Improvement, Community
By Lauge Sokol-Hessner | Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Health care can harm patients without causing physical injury. As a growing number of health care providers include disrespect as a patient safety issue, one organization is using Root Cause Analyses and Action (RCA2) to better understand the problem.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Tools, Adverse Event
By Meghan Munson | Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
Three hospitals decided to focus on the first hour after delivery as a key area to improve care for mothers. By setting their own goals and adapting a simple checklist to their unique settings, staff at the facilities developed tests and slowly scaled checklists that improved monitoring to detect postpartum hemorrhage.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Africa
By Santiago Narino | Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
Engaging the perspective, knowledge, and expertise of women and their families who have been through pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood may be the key to effective and sustainable maternal health work.

 

Tag(s): Maternal and Child Health, Perinatal Care, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, engaging patients, Latin America
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