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By Kathy Duncan | Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
A huddle is a short, stand-up meeting — 10 minutes or less — that is typically used at the start of a day or shift to help teams anticipate and actively manage quality and safety issues. IHI's Kathy Duncan shares her tips for successfully testing and implementing huddles in a variety of settings.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Teamwork
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019
Achieving better quality care in health systems requires a multifaceted partnership among health care providers, payers, patients, and caregivers. The IHI Lucian Leape Institute convened leading organizations, thought leaders, and trustees to develop a framework to guide core quality knowledge, expectations, and activities to better govern quality.


Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By Zewdie Mulissa | Friday, Jan 04, 2019
There are many ways to present and analyze data. For improvement efforts, visual displays are often the best approach to learn from data variation. Images are usually easy and quick to prepare, and they lead to a systematic view of problems and opportunities.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Measures, Improvement Capability, Africa
By Joe Mando | Wednesday, Jan 02, 2019
In most industries, the customers define quality. Unfortunately, the same isn’t yet true in health care. In a new interview, IHI’s Director of Operations for Africa asserts that high-quality care isn’t only what clinicians determine is effective – it must also address what matters to patients.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Africa
By Naomi Fedna | Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Learning how to conduct research might not seem like a big deal for some. For those implementing Ethiopia's National Quality Strategy (including IHI staff based in Addis Ababa), however, it is an essential part of addressing underrepresentation in high-impact medical journals and global health equity.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Improvement Capability, Measures, Africa
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