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By Hagar Tomer | Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
Black women’s voices must be amplified to address structural racism and implicit bias in health care. Efforts to create a safer, more respectful maternal health experience for black women will benefit all women.

 

Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Maternal and Child Health, Triple Aim for Populations, Communication, Teamwork, Patient- and Family-Centered Care
By Tejal Gandhi | Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) challenge to “Speak Up for Patient Safety” reminds us that speaking up is an essential part of safety initiatives around the world.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, safety culture, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
IHI CEO Derek Feeley encourages health care leaders to have difficult conversations about race and racism to truly prioritize equity. Just as working on patient safety requires admitting that patient harm occurs, meaningfully addressing equity means accepting the reality of institutional racism.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Equitable Care Delivery, Communication, Patient Safety, Triple Aim for Populations, Quality Improvement, Community
By Lauge Sokol-Hessner | Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Health care can harm patients without causing physical injury. As a growing number of health care providers include disrespect as a patient safety issue, one organization is using Root Cause Analyses and Action (RCA2) to better understand the problem.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Tools, Adverse Event
By Terry Fulmer | Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
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