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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
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
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