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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Jun 01, 2017
The upsurge in adoption of Lean methods in health care settings, following on the wide dissemination of the “IHI approach” to health care quality improvement over the past 25 years, has led some people to ask, “Which is better, the IHI approach or Lean?”


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Lean, Model for Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Changes
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
Measurement is an essential part of quality improvement — and it’s an essential part of research. Dr. Amar Shah and Dr. Robert Lloyd address how improvement and research methodology can contribute differently toward the same cause of creating better health care systems.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
October, brought lots of new content from IHI. We created, filmed, published, and tweeted. What were the most popular items, as decided by your clicks and eyes?


Tag(s): Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, IHI Open School, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Quality Improvement
By Gareth Parry | Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
In this interview, IHI Senior Scientist Gareth Parry addresses some of the misconceptions about Lean and the IHI approach to quality improvement, including whether or not the approaches are compatible.


Tag(s): Lean, Model for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
By Julianna Spranger | Thursday, May 12, 2016
"I’m an improvement coach at a large health care system, and I recently worked with a team that lost momentum after a few PDSA cycles that didn’t result in improvement. How can I encourage them to see the value in the tests that came back with sub-optimal results?"


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
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