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By Sarah Szanton | Thursday, Jul 19, 2018
Individuals with complex needs live in many different places — institutional and assisted living residences, group or congregate homes, the homes of family or friends, and even shelters, vehicles, or on the street. But what does this mean for complex care programs? Three special needs health plans are examining how they might weave additional home-based support into their care models for older adults living at home with functional limitations.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Large-Scale Improvement, Quality Improvement
By Steve Meisel | Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
Medication reconciliation has never been easy. A longtime patient safety thought leader shares how to improve the process to prevent unnecessary harm to patients.


Tag(s): Medication Reconciliation, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Patient Safety
By Julianna Spranger | Monday, Jul 16, 2018
Anyone coaching teams on improvement should embrace the "storming" stage of development since getting to this point means staff are becoming more psychologically safe. Psychological safety is necessary to accelerate quality improvement.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Engage Frontline Staff in Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Jul 05, 2018
According to Patricia McGaffigan, it's not enough for health care to make safety a priority; it should be a purpose. IHI's Vice President, Patient Safety Programs explains why in a new interview, and describes how this thinking relates to IHI’s safety “reboot.”


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership
By Santiago Narino | Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
How can a hospital realize dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections? To support teams implementing CLABSI, CA-UTI, and VAP bundles, one physician focused on the human side of change. Her leadership can be understood by using the Psychology of Change framework.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Leadership, Europe
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