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By Erika Pabo | Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Health care has changed so much in recent years for primary care doctors. How do you care for both individuals and populations without a team? To pursue the Triple Aim and provide high-quality care, it’s essential to have a range of skills and expertise to care for a patient’s whole continuum of needs.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Teamwork, Triple Aim for Populations
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
By following best practice protocols enabled through the use of health information and technology, ambulatory practices can reduce negative patient outcomes, more effectively diagnosis chronic disease, and prevent harm.


Tag(s): Electronic Health Record (EHR), Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
The Closing the Loop: A Guide to Safer Ambulatory Referrals in the EHR Era report recommends actions clinicians, health care leaders, and EHR vendors can take to improve the health care referral process.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Electronic Health Record (EHR)
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
How do you help end health disparities? For a health system serving a diverse population near Philadelphia, one way is to train volunteer medical students to address patients’ non-medical needs. Staff at Lankenau Medical Associates (part of Main Line Health) share the keys to their success in reducing inappropriate ED visits.


Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Community, Reducing Readmissions, Medical Home, Primary Care, ED - Emergency Department
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
Dr. Edward H. Wagner, a trailblazer in the healthcare industry, the founding Director of MacColl Center and the Group Health Research Institute (now KPWHRI), is retiring after four decades of remarkable service. Several IHI leaders reflected on Ed’s impact on health, health care, and their own lives.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Chronic Care Model, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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