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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 IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Nov 30, 2018
An elderly woman's quality of life vastly improves after she goes home from the hospital after being told she may have only days to live. What made the difference? Use of pressure ulcer prevention and medication safety bundles helped give her a new lease on life.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Bundles, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Home Care, End-of-Life Care, Europe
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
What if nursing home-eligible individuals could receive safe care at home? Programs like PACE are making this idea a reality while lowering unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Community
By Liane Wardlow | Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
When seniors experience an acute medical event, calling 911 is not always be advisable. Providing acute care in the home may be the best way to provide safer, less costly care that better matches patients' wishes.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Aug 24, 2018
Paramedics regularly provide services in home settings and can be an ideal resource for delivering safe home care. This case study describes a program that partners paramedics with health care providers to improve home care safety, health outcomes, and patient experience while also reducing costs.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
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