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By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
By following best practice protocols enabled through the use of health information and technology, ambulatory practices can reduce negative patient outcomes, more effectively diagnosis chronic disease, and prevent harm.


Tag(s): Electronic Health Record (EHR), Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, used the diagnostic assessment and action planning approach described in IHI’s Achieving Hospital-wide Patient Flow white paper to accelerate existing efforts to achieve better hospital-wide patient flow.


Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Discharge Planning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
The Closing the Loop: A Guide to Safer Ambulatory Referrals in the EHR Era report recommends actions clinicians, health care leaders, and EHR vendors can take to improve the health care referral process.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Electronic Health Record (EHR)
By Michael Briddon | Friday, Dec 15, 2017
Working with experts and partners from around the world, we created hundreds of publications, online courses, blog posts, videos, and WIHI audio programs. Which ones rose to the top for us and are worth your time?


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, IHI Open School, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Equitable Care Delivery, Joy in Work
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
A recent IHI report explored the challenges of patient safety in the home, identifying several programs that help family caregivers with their challenging day-to-day tasks. Here are just three of the innovative programs that have achieved promising results.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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