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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
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Nov 08, 2017
These five strategies will help build will for improving hospital-wide patient flow, from the highest levels of leadership to point-of-care managers and staff.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Discharge Planning, Quality, Cost, and Value, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Nov 03, 2017
This excerpt of IHI’s Comparing Lean and Quality Improvement white paper provides an overview of the IHI approach to quality improvement and Lean.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Lean, Efficiency and Waste Reduction
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017
Optimizing hospital flow - efficiently providing optimal care to patients as they move through the hospital environment - requires an appreciation of the hospital as an interconnected, interdependent system of care. Diversions, long waits, and delays in the emergency department (ED) are a hospital-wide issue, not solely an ED operations issue.

 

Tag(s): Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Santiago Narino | Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017
Thirty Brazilian health care professionals joined the ever-growing worldwide network of improvement science experts when they celebrated their completion of the new IHI Improvement Specialist program in August 2017. They were the first graduates of the course, known as Especialista em Melhoria in Portuguese-speaking countries.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability, Latin America, Quality Improvement
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