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By Susan Edgman-Levitan | Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Susan Edgman-Levitan was one of the first people to urge clinicians to ask, “What matters to you?” as well as “What is the matter?” In the following interview, she shares the personal experience that led to this groundbreaking idea and how to counter skepticism about putting “What Matters” into practice.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, What Matters, Primary Care
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019
Outpatient care far exceeds the volume of care provided in hospitals and up to 80 percent of patient harm in these settings is preventable.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Adverse Event
By Rishi Manchanda | Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
In a new interview, Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, untangles the sometimes confusing discussions about the nonmedical root causes of major health problems - including a lack of housing, food insecurity, or social isolation – also known as the social determinants of health.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations, Community, Joy in Work, Primary Care
By Hema Magge | Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
The Declaration of Alma-Ata 40 years ago was a groundbreaking pronouncement in support of comprehensive primary care. It's significant for all who care about advancing health and health care worldwide.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Primary Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
Millions have seen Zubin Damania, MD (and his alter ego, ZDoggMD) on social media addressing (and sometimes satirizing) a range of health care issues - including burnout, EHRs, innovations in primary care, and health care costs. Dr. Damania will be a keynote presenter at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

 

Tag(s): National Forum, Joy in Work, Quality, Cost, and Value, Patient Safety, Primary Care, Quality Improvement
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