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By Lawrence Yang | Friday, Jul 05, 2019
Effective meetings might not sound important, but trained Improvement Coaches know they can help spur progress, unite teams, and reduce wasted time. One Improvement Coach describes how learning to run better meetings helped him and his teams when they were feeling burned out.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Improvement Capability, Communication, Teamwork, Joy in Work
By Allison Perry | Thursday, Jun 06, 2019
Health care simulation gives people hands-on experience with addressing the patient safety issues they find most challenging.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Teamwork
By Kathy Duncan | Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
A huddle is a short, stand-up meeting — 10 minutes or less — that is typically used at the start of a day or shift to help teams anticipate and actively manage quality and safety issues. IHI's Kathy Duncan shares her tips for successfully testing and implementing huddles in a variety of settings.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Teamwork
By Neil Baker | Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018
Even skilled quality improvers can have difficulty creating or maintaining psychological safety. Here are five tips that can help teams with open communication and mutual support.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Improvement Capability, Joy in Work
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Nov 06, 2018
A daily patient safety huddle has helped one hospital improve patient flow, reduce mortality, and increase joy in work.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Communication, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Discharge Planning
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