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By Bob Klaber | Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018
Collaboration is often difficult in health care, but one physician describes why he think it's necessary, how he's seen it work, and how it might be the answer to many of health care's most pressing challenges.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Leadership, Europe
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Jun 01, 2018
How do you improve teamwork, collaboration, mutual respect, and engagement? The leadership team of a cardiovascular intensive care unit used the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work using the Four Steps for Leaders with an emphasis on psychological safety.


Tag(s): Joy in Work, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Communication, Culture of Safety, Leadership
By Erika Pabo | Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
Health care has changed so much in recent years for primary care doctors. How do you care for both individuals and populations without a team? To pursue the Triple Aim and provide high-quality care, it’s essential to have a range of skills and expertise to care for a patient’s whole continuum of needs.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Teamwork, Triple Aim for Populations
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
In health care, speaking the language used by colleagues in other departments requires learning and practice. Yet, it is worthwhile because when teams can use the same terminology, it helps make collaboration more efficient and effective. Safety and finance leaders should learn to speak the same language by starting with the basics.


Tag(s): Teamwork, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Richard Gundling | Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
In the following interview, Richard L. Gundling, FHFMA, CMA, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Financial Practices at Healthcare Financial Management Association offers advice on the best way to bring patient safety and finance teams together to evaluate, prioritize, and fund initiatives that are sound investments for patient and workforce safety.


Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value, Teamwork, Cost Containment and Reduction, Case for Improvement
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