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By Ebony Marcelle | Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
A “Do No Harm” checklist can help all people who interact with patients to provide better and more respectful care.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim for Populations, Maternal and Child Health, Culture of Safety, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
To improve care in the ED, one organization has tested a short-term unit where patients with mental health conditions or substance use disorders can transition home or to an inpatient program in a space that is quieter than the general ED environment.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, ED - Emergency Department, Triple Aim for Populations
By Joellen Huebner | Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
We burden health systems with an unsustainable number of required and recommended patient safety metrics. Many of these metrics are outdated, fail to incorporate the perspective of patients, and allow only for retrospective analysis. Is there a way to make measurement more meaningful?


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Data and Measurement
By Alice Bonner | Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
A new report highlights the risks of over-prescribing and overuse of medications in older adults. Implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems best practices will help put the Lown report’s recommendations into action.


Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Sara Kramer | Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
A physician learns that running a patient education QI project is not the same as conducting traditional scientific research.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement
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