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By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Nov 18, 2016
Quality improvement work can improve or exacerbate health disparities. Use these methods to make sure you’re improving care equitably. These tips are excerpted from IHI's Achieving Health Equity white paper.

 

Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations, Primary Care, Access, Data Collection
By Lucy Savitz | Monday, Mar 14, 2016
In this interview, Intermountain Healthcare Associate Vice President for Delivery System Science Lucy Savitz explains how using patient-reported measures can improve the patient-centeredness and value of health care. How prevalent is the current use of patient-reported measures (PRMs) in the US? Health care providers often overlook the best way to determine the success or failure of a clinical treatment or procedure Ask the patient. Although some clinicians in the US have been using PRMs for a l ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Measurement for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Data Collection, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Carol Haraden | Friday, Feb 12, 2016
Collecting data for measurement can be like driving while looking in the rearview mirror. Improvement teams generally look at retrospective measurement data to understand performance, but rarely do they look at today’s data. Data for monitoring, on the other hand, helps us understand the risks and threats right in front of us.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Measurement for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Data Collection
By Kimberly Mitchell | Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
The sheer volume and variety of patient experience data can be overwhelming. In this post, IHI Improvement Advisor Kevin Little, PhD, recommends ways to organize this information to make meaningful improvements in care. He is faculty for IHI's Expedition Putting Your Patient Experience Data to Work.Organizations face a number of challenges when trying to understand patient experience data. The types of data you can collect and analyze is diverse and wide ranging, from patient satisfaction survey ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Data Collection, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Quality Improvement
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