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By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
There’s no shortage of ideas coming your way. As you read that first sentence, two or three emails may have just forced their way into your overcrowded in-box. So how do you know which ideas are worth your time? Which ones will leave some sort of an imprint (even a very small one) on you? This is our annual effort to help you cut through the clutter.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Joy in Work, Culture of Safety, Tools
By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
IHI's Derek Feeley believes the biggest threat to patient safety posed by the current economic climate is the diversion of health care leaders’ attention. He shares the three things leaders across the globe find most challenging, asserting that they are the keys to staying focused on workforce and patient safety during turbulent times.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Culture of Safety, Psychological Safety, Communication
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 Barbara Balik | Friday, Oct 12, 2018
What would you do if your staff engagement scores dropped from the highest tier to the lowest? One manager's experience offers joy in work leadership lessons for anyone trying to build stronger teamwork and collaboration.

 

Tag(s): Joy in Work, Leadership, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Communication, Culture of Safety, What Matters
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018
Patricia Folcarelli and Lauge Sokol-Hessner describe how Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center expanded their definition of patient harm by digging into the root causes of preventable non-physical harm.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Culture of Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication
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