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By Molly Bogan | Friday, Sep 20, 2019
A significant proportion of US health care spending can be defined as waste because it doesn't add value for patients or families. A new IHI Leadership Alliance framework offers ideas for identifying and eliminating this waste.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality, Cost, and Value
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
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