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By America Bracho | Friday, Apr 06, 2018
America Bracho, MD, MPH, is the CEO of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention in California. In this interview, she talks about how to look beyond the health care system for the answers to to chronic health problems like diabetes and obesity.

 

Tag(s): Chronic Condition, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement
By Santiago Narino | Friday, Mar 23, 2018
Using their quality improvement training, teams from Mexico have incorporated the human touch into their work to improve diabetes care. Targeted home visits, free instant messaging apps, nutrition education, and motivational workshops are just a few of the ways they've built relationships with patients and developed their capacity to better care for themselves at home.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Improvement Capability, Latin America, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Triple Aim for Populations
By Andrea Gushken | Monday, Feb 26, 2018
To address the nearly 10 percent prevalence of diabetes in Brazil, the Latin America team of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has been helping to build the improvement capability of the country’s local leaders, Ministry of Health, and hospital systems to improve diabetes care.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Diabetes, Chronic Condition, Latin America, Quality Improvement
By Elizabeth Davis | Monday, Jun 22, 2015
In the year after enrollment, San Francisco Health Network's Complex Care Management patients had 52 percent fewer hospital days and 24 percent fewer ED visits. Elizabeth Davis, MD, explains what her team learned from participating in IHI's Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs Collaborative.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Chronic Condition, Cost Containment and Reduction, Data Reporting and Analysis, Collaboratives (IHI Breakthrough Series model), Engage Patients and Families in Care, Population Health, Primary Care, Complex Needs
By Ross Hamic | Monday, May 18, 2015
Louisiana has a high prevalence of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. With a common vision to improve primary care delivery for patients with complex chronic conditions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health formed the Louisiana Alliance for Better Health (LABH). Primary care physician Ross Hamic, MD, is a core team member for LABH’s participation in IHI’s ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Chronic Condition, Cost Containment and Reduction, Data Reporting and Analysis, Collaboratives (IHI Breakthrough Series model), Engage Patients and Families in Care, Population Health, Primary Care, Regional Improvement, Complex Needs
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