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By Caitlin Littlefield | Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Below is a post to the Blue Shirt Blog by Madge Kaplan, IHI's Communications Director. It’s 4:30 AM and I’m woken up by the home phone ringing in the middle of the night. When I pick up, a woman identifies herself as calling from my elderly mother’s medic alert company. She tells me that my mother pushed her button a short while ago and an ambulance was called. “Did the ambulance come?” I ask. “Do you know where she was taken?” “We don’t know…they won’t tell us that.” “Who’s ‘they’?” I learn ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Best Practices for clinical areas, Private & Group Care, Family caregivers and caregiving - all aspects
By Jameson Case | Friday, Nov 02, 2012
By Kedar Mate, Faculty, IHI Several months ago, I had an opportunity to be a part of something exciting the 2012 TEDMED annual conference. In addition to taking in the dazzling array of presentations on the microbiome, the future of medical training, guitar playing from NIH director Francis Collins, and a surprise appearance from Cookie Monster, I had been invited to represent a “great challenge” in American medicine and healthcare. There were 50 challenges that had been selected by a team from ... read full post


Tag(s): "TEDMED, Best Practices for clinical areas, innovation
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