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By Petrina McGrath | Wednesday, Mar 07, 2018
Petrina McGrath offers advice to aspiring nurse leaders: "Lead from wherever you stand in an organization. Get involved. Leadership is a practice."


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Nurse
By Andrea Gushken | Monday, Feb 26, 2018
To address the nearly 10 percent prevalence of diabetes in Brazil, the Latin America team of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has been helping to build the improvement capability of the country’s local leaders, Ministry of Health, and hospital systems to improve diabetes care.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Latin America, Quality Improvement
By Michael Pugh | Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
The importance of core leaders (also known as middle managers) has often been overlooked. If you don’t include core leaders in improvement work, or if they don’t have the right skills or knowledge, you’re going to get limited returns on your efforts.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Culture of Safety, Patient Safety
By Derek Feeley | Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
With signs of burnout everywhere, quality improvement is more important than ever.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Patricia Rutherford | Thursday, Jan 25, 2018
Failing to improve hospital-wide patient flow puts patients at risk for suboptimal care and potential harm. It also increases the burden on clinicians and hospital staff.


Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Patient Safety, Quality, Cost, and Value, Quality Improvement
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