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By Santiago Narino | Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017
Thirty Brazilian health care professionals joined the ever-growing worldwide network of improvement science experts when they celebrated their completion of the new IHI Improvement Specialist program in August 2017. They were the first graduates of the course, known as Especialista em Melhoria in Portuguese-speaking countries.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability, Latin America, Quality Improvement
By Auzewell Chitewe | Monday, Aug 21, 2017
At East London NHS Foundation Trust, we develop the QI skills of people throughout our organization, from patients to housekeepers.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability
By Chris Hayes | Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017
Not all improvement projects are created equal. How do we avoid wasting time and resources on initiatives that don’t succeed or “stick”? How can we prevent overwork, resentment, and burnout related to QI? We need to look at how we design and prioritize improvement initiatives. One way to do this is to use the “Highly Adoptable Improvement” model.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Joy in Work, Improvement Capability
By Michael Briddon | Wednesday, Jun 07, 2017
IHI’s Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch and manage a successful health care improvement project. Each of the ten tools in the toolkit includes a short description, instructions, an example, and a blank template.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Tools
By Julianna Spranger | Wednesday, May 31, 2017
You don’t often hear about Ophthalmology Departments working on improvement. But a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement with the help of Improvement Advisor Julianna Spranger.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Quality/Improvement Professional, Improvement Capability
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