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By Kayla DeVincentis | Friday, Jul 21, 2017
What could a mental health and community services trust in London learn from a fully integrated social care trust in Northern Ireland and vice versa? IHI spoke to Hugh McCaughey and Kevin Cleary to find out. As members of IHI’s Health Improvement Alliance Europe, they brokered a collaborative relationship between their two disparate organizations.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Leadership, Europe
By Chris Hayes | Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017
Not all improvement projects are created equal. How do we avoid wasting time and resources on initiatives that don’t succeed or “stick”? How can we prevent overwork, resentment, and burnout related to QI? We need to look at how we design and prioritize improvement initiatives. One way to do this is to use the “Highly Adoptable Improvement” model.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Joy in Work, Improvement Capability
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
Even if bottlenecks are improved within the ED and OR, overall flow and capacity may not improve if the discharge process is inefficient.


Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Quality Improvement, Discharge Planning
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
By Sam Wickham | Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
A growing international network of quality improvement leaders working in mental health settings is working to better connect physical care with mental health.


Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Triple Aim for Populations, Quality Improvement, Europe, Asia Pacific, International Forum
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