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By Leslie Pelton | Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020
Professionals in every health care setting are facing difficult care decisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. IHI's Age-Friendly Health Systems experts have developed the guidance to help limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19 throughout the continuum of care.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hospital, Avoidable ED Visits, Community, Rehabilitation Facilities, Primary Care
By Joelle Baehrend | Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Medication optimization is taking hold as health care providers envision a more comprehensive goal for patient care that involves decisions and processes related to medication management.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Medication Safety, Primary Care, Home Care, Shared Decision Making
By Michael Tang | Thursday, Nov 07, 2019
A physician shares evidence that, when behavioral health care is well-integrated into primary care, it can address each component of the Triple Aim and increase joy in work, what some call the "Quadruple Aim."

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Behavioral Health, Triple Aim for Populations, quality cost and value, Joy in Work, Primary Care
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
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