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By Sigall Bell | Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
When patients and families are injured by medical care, they can suffer (physically, emotionally, and financially) for months or sometimes years after the adverse event. Sigall K. Bell, MD, shares what research indicates health care should do to prevent long-term harm.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Adverse Event, Transparency
By Thomas Gallagher | Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019
While the importance of transparency about medical errors is widely accepted as essential for improving health care safety and quality, a gap still exists between typical practice and what's needed.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Adverse Event, Transparency
By Gary Kaplan | Monday, Mar 12, 2018
Gary Kaplan, MD, chair of the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, argues that health care must overcome the fear of change to reduce waste, control costs, improve quality and safety, and elevate the patient experience.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Transparency
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
Learning boards — digital or analog white boards used to visually display key processes, measures, and improvement tests at the unit level — are essential in promoting operational transparency because they offer a way for people to observe the learning process in action.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Transparency, Leadership
By Derek Feeley | Friday, Feb 17, 2017
Changing payment models, uncertainty surrounding health reform, and the scrutiny of the modern digital age demand fresh thinking on how best to ensure harm-free care. At IHI’s National Forum in 2016, IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley proposed six patient safety “resolutions” to begin a conversation about new frontiers for patient safety.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Leadership, Equitable Care Delivery, Transparency, Culture of Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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