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By Santiago Narino | Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017
Thirty Brazilian health care professionals joined the ever-growing worldwide network of improvement science experts when they celebrated their completion of the new IHI Improvement Specialist program in August 2017. They were the first graduates of the course, known as Especialista em Melhoria in Portuguese-speaking countries.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability, Latin America, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
As more health care organizations work toward achieving health equity, it is not enough to focus on intentional discrimination. We must also acknowledge implicit bias and address it.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Communication, Quality Improvement
By Willamina Hadley | Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Leadership lessons for health care can come from unexpected sources - like four-star General Stanley McChrystal. He will be one of this year’s keynote speakers at the IHI National Forum (December 10-13).

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
Physician leaders all over the globe are facing unprecedented challenges. IHI Director Cindy Hupke and Laurie Pascal, lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, assert that physician leaders need many of the same skills despite working in different health systems, cultures, etc.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Teamwork, Quality Improvement
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Kedar Mate, MD, is IHI’s Chief Innovation we knew there was only so much we could do because of the flawed health systems we were working in. The odds were so stacked against these patients that the chances were they’d get the infection again, or, because their living conditions were so poor, they’d get something else — diarrheal disease, perhaps. We could see the underlying problems, but didn’t have the tools to fix them. For me, that is what Don brought to the PIH project. Suddenly we had a ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Leadership
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