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By Emma Robinson | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020
One health system has saved over $6 million in waste while reducing safety events by about 70 percent. They did it by prioritizing patient safety and putting the needs of patients, consumers, and frontline clinicians first.


Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value, Leadership, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Lorie Martin | Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
The Camden Coalition popularized the idea of "hotspotting," the strategic use of data to reallocate resources to a small subset of patients with complex needs. A recent study of the model was disappointing, but not without a great deal of learning for improving care.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Complex Needs, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Karen Murrell | Thursday, Jan 09, 2020
An emergency physician counters the myths and misunderstandings that can get in the way of improving patient flow in the hospitals.


Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, ED - Emergency Department, Quality Improvement, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Cory Sevin | Tuesday, Nov 05, 2019
While some care may be unavoidably expensive, many people have needs that could be met more effectively, efficiently, and at lower cost by a better-designed health care system. Pursuing the Triple Aim compels us to look for improvement opportunities we may not have considered before.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Quality, Cost, and Value, Complex Needs
By Molly Bogan | Friday, Sep 20, 2019
A significant proportion of US health care spending can be defined as waste because it doesn't add value for patients or families. A new IHI Leadership Alliance framework offers ideas for identifying and eliminating this waste.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality, Cost, and Value
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