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By Kathy Duncan | Friday, Jan 10, 2020
We wouldn’t expect a child, pet, or plant to thrive on its own. We shouldn’t expect quality improvement to either. Kathy Duncan offers tips on how to nurture health care quality improvement efforts without micromanaging.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership, Communication, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Improvement Capability
By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
There’s no shortage of ideas coming your way. As you read that first sentence, two or three emails may have just forced their way into your overcrowded in-box. So how do you know which ideas are worth your time? Which ones will leave some sort of an imprint (even a very small one) on you? This is our annual effort to help you cut through the clutter.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Joy in Work, Culture of Safety, Tools, Improvement Capability, Equitable Care Delivery, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Cost Containment and Reduction, Maternal and Child Health, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters, Triple Aim for Populations
By Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards | Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019
Health system executives often spend most of their time putting out fires, leaving little time or energy for planning strategic aims. Another approach - called quality planning - builds on an organization’s assets, opportunities, and structure to create a proactive quality strategy.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership, Improvement Capability
By Navina.evans@nhs.net | Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
Diversity is a worthy goal, but it is insufficient unless all staff members are treated with respect and dignity and have equitable access to employment opportunities. One of England's most influential health care chief executives explains why workforce equality is an integral part of their quality improvement journey.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Improvement Capability
By Uma Kotagal | Thursday, Sep 05, 2019
As health systems mobilize in pursuit of the Triple Aim, more are sharing their quality improvement skills with their community partners. A health care improvement veteran explains why her top-ranked organization understands they can’t improve community health on their own.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Quality Improvement, Community, Communication, Pediatrics, Improvement Capability
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