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By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Jun 01, 2018
How do you improve teamwork, collaboration, mutual respect, and engagement? The leadership team of a cardiovascular intensive care unit used the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work using the Four Steps for Leaders with an emphasis on psychological safety.


Tag(s): Joy in Work, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Communication, Culture of Safety, Leadership
By Patricia McGaffigan | Thursday, May 10, 2018
Nurse leaders are essential to ensuring safe, high-quality person- and family-centered care. IHI's Patricia McGaffigan shares tips for nurses interested in pursuing leadership roles in health care.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Joy in Work
By Jo Ann Endo | Monday, Jan 22, 2018
ACOs were designed to create risk sharing, and provide financial incentives to lower total cost of care for a population, but given the uncertain future of payment mechanisms, we should focus on value for patients that will work in any payment system.


Tag(s): Accountable Care Organization, Quality, Cost, and Value, Equitable Care Delivery, Joy in Work
By Trina Lorch | Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
Whether they’re managers, directors, senior directors, vice presidents, or chief quality officers, health care leaders are facing pressures in many directions: lowering costs, improving population health, and managing their health system’s patient satisfaction reputation in the age of online reviews.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership, Culture of Safety, Quality, Cost, and Value, Joy in Work
By Leonard Berry | Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Keynote speakers at the 2017 IHI National Forum highlighted elements essential for creating a fundamentally different health care system. They spoke of proximity, humility, shared purpose, trust, transparency, inclusion, empowered execution, and joy.


Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Joy in Work, Leadership, National Forum
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