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By Amanda Aryee | Wednesday, May 22, 2019
When Amanda Aryee, a pharmacy manager, was introduced to the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety, the Global Trigger Tool, and other QI tools, she recognized the connection between quality and patient safety. Follow her journey to see the lessons she learned from QI tools about ensuring the delivery of high-quality care.


Tag(s): Africa, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By Catherine Craig | Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Two innovative approaches to providing mental health care in emergency departments — one for children and one for adults — get results by coordinating with community-based care to support patients after an immediate crisis is resolved


Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Improve ED Flow by Improving Behavioral Health Care, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations
By Fran Griffin | Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Hospitals can’t adequately address safety unless they understand how much harm their patients are experiencing. IHI developed the Global Trigger Tool to help hospitals more accurately detect adverse events. In a new interview, IHI faculty Fran Griffin describes the tool's development and its uniquely patient-centered methodology.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Trigger Tools, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Patricia McGaffigan | Thursday, May 02, 2019
While Florence Nightingale is often recognized for transforming nursing from a service to a profession, far too few recognize her as one of the first safety and quality leaders in health care.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Measures, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Derek Feeley | Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019
Pursuing the Triple Aim effectively takes a fundamental shift from the mindset that has dominated health care in the past. IHI's Derek Feeley shares the "5 Ps" that are essential for Triple Aim transformation.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations
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