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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
What if nursing home-eligible individuals could receive safe care at home? Programs like PACE are making this idea a reality while lowering unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Community
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
Millions have seen Zubin Damania, MD (and his alter ego, ZDoggMD) on social media addressing (and sometimes satirizing) a range of health care issues - including burnout, EHRs, innovations in primary care, and health care costs. Dr. Damania will be a keynote presenter at the 2018 IHI National Forum.


Tag(s): National Forum, Joy in Work, Quality, Cost, and Value, Patient Safety, Primary Care, Quality Improvement
By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
Respectfully listening to a patient tell their story of harm galvanizes even already committed patient safety professionals in a way that few other things do. Plots on a graph can’t compare to someone essentially saying that you — or people like you — let them down.


Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Africa
By Tejal Gandhi | Friday, Sep 21, 2018
The biggest issue in ambulatory patient safety is the lack of a safety infrastructure. Primary care offices, surgery centers, dialysis centers, urgent care clinics, and outpatient pharmacies often lack the resources, tools, and mechanisms to adequately implement and manage safety initiatives.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Ambulatory Care
By Liane Wardlow | Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
When seniors experience an acute medical event, calling 911 is not always be advisable. Providing acute care in the home may be the best way to provide safer, less costly care that better matches patients' wishes.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
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