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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
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
By Tejal Gandhi | Friday, Sep 21, 2018
The biggest issue in ambulatory patient safety is the lack of a safety infrastructure. Primary care offices, surgery centers, dialysis centers, urgent care clinics, and outpatient pharmacies often lack the resources, tools, and mechanisms to adequately implement and manage safety initiatives.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Ambulatory Care
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
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