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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
A recent IHI report explored the challenges of patient safety in the home, identifying several programs that help family caregivers with their challenging day-to-day tasks. Here are just three of the innovative programs that have achieved promising results.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Leslie Pelton | Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have determined that four key interventions are essential to create an age-friendly system of care. If care providers consistently do these four things for every older adult, every time, across care settings, we believe we will save lives and avoid harm.


Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Cost Containment and Reduction, Age-Friendly Health Systems
By Gayle Squires | Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017
Hospitals are not restaurants or hotels, and patients are not diners on vacation, but the health care industry can take lessons from other settings, adapt them to our own unique environment, and improve our operations and patient experience of care.


Tag(s): National Forum, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Measurement for Improvement
By Gail Nielsen | Monday, Nov 06, 2017
Including patients as partners in transforming health care is not happening fast enough. A health care improvement veteran shares three simple, low-cost ways to listen to patients to make care safer, more joyful, and more patient-centered.


Tag(s): Engage Patients and Families in Care, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
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
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