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By Derek Feeley | Monday, Sep 30, 2019
What can 18th century miners teach today’s health care leaders? IHI's Derek Feeley shares what some of them knew about the advantages of sharing knowledge to spread improvement.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, IHI Open School, Communication, Triple Aim for Populations
By Carolin Diergaardt | Friday, Sep 27, 2019
A pilot for reaching household contacts of patients with tuberculosis made improvements by taking sputum (phlegm) samples at home to be sent for testing. By making services more patient-friendly and supporting health workers with training and tracking, a facility in South Africa improved case finding in the community.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Africa
By Jo Ann Endo | Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019
Tarana Burke is the founder of the #MeToo movement. Her experiences have taught her lessons that will resonate with many people working to prevent harm and improve health and health care around the world.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Joy in Work, Triple Aim for Populations, National Forum, Leadership
By Daniel Low | Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
Undoing standard practice isn't easy. But when it may be doing harm, change is necessary. A surgeon describes how his team helped break the cycle of unnecessary opioid prescribing and decreased patient exposure from 85 percent to zero.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health
By Molly Bogan | Friday, Sep 20, 2019
A significant proportion of US health care spending can be defined as waste because it doesn't add value for patients or families. A new IHI Leadership Alliance framework offers ideas for identifying and eliminating this waste.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality, Cost, and Value
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