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By Molly Bogan | Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019
How do evolving approaches to cost affect health equity, joy in work, and shared decision-making? IHI’s Molly Bogan, a leader of work on lowering health care costs while maintaining or improving quality for patients, shares insights on health care’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care in a new interview.

 

Tag(s): quality cost and value, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality Improvement, Accountable Care Organization, Avoidable ED Visits, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Complex Needs, Joy in Work, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Lawrence Yang | Friday, Jul 05, 2019
Effective meetings might not sound important, but trained Improvement Coaches know they can help spur progress, unite teams, and reduce wasted time. One Improvement Coach describes how learning to run better meetings helped him and his teams when they were feeling burned out.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability, Communication, Teamwork, Joy in Work
By Ernesto Rodriguez | Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
An EMS chief describes how creating an improvement culture has helped his team work more efficiently, communicate more effectively (including with elected officials), and saved their community money.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Quality, Cost, and Value, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability
By Jill Duncan | Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Leadership Alliance, a dynamic collaboration of health care executives who share a goal to deliver on the full promise of the IHI Triple Aim, took on the topic of waste this year, to learn from each other about how their systems identify and remove waste.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, IHI Leadership Alliance, Efficiency and Waste Reduction
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, used the diagnostic assessment and action planning approach described in IHI’s Achieving Hospital-wide Patient Flow white paper to accelerate existing efforts to achieve better hospital-wide patient flow.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Discharge Planning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Cost Containment and Reduction
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