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By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Aug 07, 2018
To improve hospital flow without distortion, leaders must look at the whole system of care processes, not just performance within individual patient care units or for subgroups of patients. Systems thinking requires viewing the organization as adaptive to the needs of patients, and comprised of interdependent clinicians and staff, departments, patient care units, infrastructure, and processes all working toward a common purpose.

 

Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Patricia Rutherford | Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
Failing to improve hospital-wide patient flow puts patients at risk for suboptimal care and potential harm. It also increases the burden on clinicians and hospital staff.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Patient Safety, Quality, Cost, and Value, Quality Improvement
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 Michael Briddon | Friday, Dec 15, 2017
Working with experts and partners from around the world, we created hundreds of publications, online courses, blog posts, videos, and WIHI audio programs. Which ones rose to the top for us and are worth your time?

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, IHI Open School, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Equitable Care Delivery, Joy in Work
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
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