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By Sam Watson | Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019
Governance influences leadership, which influences culture. When leaders and board members commit to culture change, the benefits spill into other areas that contribute to safe, high-quality care. Sam Watson, a member of the IHI Board of Directors and National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, offers three recommendations for board members to evolve their role.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Culture of Safety
By Marina Renton | Thursday, Apr 04, 2019
A new assessment tool from IHI reconciles the numerous existing resources for board oversight of quality into a practical, accessible online tool.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By Donald M. Berwick | Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Don Berwick believes that board engagement is essential for health care system transformation. In a new interview, he explains why board education about quality improvement is a worthy investment.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Feb 05, 2019
Accurate evaluation of a health system board is important to understand how to improve quality oversight. The IHI Governance of Quality Assessment Tool can help health system trustees and senior leaders determine how well their board supports the Institute of Medicine STEEEP dimensions (care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered) and the IHI Triple Aim.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019
Achieving better quality care in health systems requires a multifaceted partnership among health care providers, payers, patients, and caregivers. The IHI Lucian Leape Institute convened leading organizations, thought leaders, and trustees to develop a framework to guide core quality knowledge, expectations, and activities to better govern quality.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
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