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By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Anne Arundel Medical Center is one of five health systems in the US embarking on a new initiative called Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems to learn how they can reliably deliver the best care to older adults. What do "age-friendly" health systems do? Pursue the Triple Aim for older adults.


Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Reducing Readmissions, Communication, Quality Improvement, Handoffs, Age-Friendly Health Systems
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, May 11, 2017
IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley recently saw firsthand the work IHI is doing in Ethiopia. He came away with three lessons that can help inform large-scale improvement work anywhere in the world: think strategically to guide you through uncertain times; use quality improvement to empower staff; and be open to learning from others.


Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Large-Scale Improvement, Joy in Work
By Stephanie Garry Garfunkel | Tuesday, May 09, 2017
WIHI, an online talk show hosted by IHI’s Madge Kaplan, airs every other Thursday at 2 PM (EST). It brings the leading thinkers in health care together to discuss timely topics in improvement. The recordings of the show are available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.


Tag(s): WIHI, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By Cory Sevin | Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
The web-based Care Redesign Guide offers an improvement process to enhance health outcomes for individuals with complex health, behavioral, and social needs and with high health care costs. The guide synthesizes lessons learned from IHI's Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Cost Containment and Reduction, Quality Improvement, Population Health, Complex Needs
By Paul Epner | Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
Many people assume that diagnostic errors result from sub-optimal care. While this is sometimes the case, it rarely explains the whole problem. Much more commonly, diagnostic error stems from the challenges of the diagnostic process, complexities in health care delivery, and the same kinds of cognitive errors that we all make in our daily lives.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
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