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By Joshua Eng | Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Reducing readmissions requires conversations about health equity. These discussions can be uncomfortable, but they're key to identifying and addressing inequities.

 

Tag(s): Reducing Readmissions, Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
"There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonstrate when a surveyor comes to your door. What I’m saying is that’s just not enough." Ron Wyatt, MD, is Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission, and he's a former IHI Fellow. There’s been a lot of work at The Joint Commission on what to do about inequity and disparity. There have been standards, minimum expectations for an organization — things you must demonst ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Disparities, Health Equity, health literacy, Leadership
By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
Nigel Deen is a Research Assistant, Innovation, at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Last week, members of IHI’s Diversity and Inclusion Council traveled along the East Coast highlighting the positive impact mobile health clinics have in their respective communities. At each stop, we were amazed by the stories, the shared experiences, and the partnerships that these clinics have built within their communities. The tour proved to be a lens into work that has spanned decades; work that ex ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobile Health Map, Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Population based management Medicare, Public Health, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations
By John Gauthier | Monday, Mar 10, 2014
The Mobile Health Tour arrived in Washington DC late Saturday night. After a few days on the road, we were starting to feel a bit tired, but the DC mobile clinics provided the energy boost we needed. TownHall Education Arts Recreation Campus, located in Southeast DC, is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River, enabling them to participate in dance classes, music instructions, fine arts, academics, continuing education, mentoring, tutoring, recreat ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Mobile Health Map, Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Reducing Avoidable ED Visits - Triple Aim Prototyping, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations
By John Gauthier | Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Our second stop on the Mobile Health Tour brought us to the heart of Manhattan. Five mobile clinics lined 14th Street just beyond Union Square Park. During a bustling Friday morning, we heard from Marie Schall, an IHI Director, Anthony Vavasis, Director of Medicine with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Delaney Gracy, CMO for the http//www.childrenshealthfund.org/health-care-for-kids/national-network/nyc-homeless. Marie spoke to the importance of innovation. Great health care requires co ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Disparities, Equitable Care Delivery, equity, Mobile Health Map, Community, community based access and care for underserved populations, Triple Aim - The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost, Reducing Avoidable ED Visits - Triple Aim Prototyping
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