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By Caitlin Littlefield | Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
THE PROBLEM [Internal email to ALL IHI from Alan Olasin, AV Technician/Facility Manager] Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.Did that work? No? Darn.I was hoping he would show up and make the soap-sud disaster upstairs turn into mini marshmallow monsters as that would be easier to catch and clean up (not to mention ADORABLE).What am I talking about?This Someone put “dish detergent” into the dishwasher. Sadly this creates a LARGE mess that Jameson helped me clean up. Thanks Jameson. The “Dish De ... read full post


Tag(s): joy in work, Human Factors, Awareness, blueshirt
By Caitlin Littlefield | Monday, Oct 21, 2013
By John Gauthier Communications Coordinator (IHI) “None of the things we know really matter to health is actually paid for.” That’s the view that Dr. Kirsten Meisinger, a medical director for Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), shared as WIHI looked at what it really takes to be a high functioning primary care practice in the United States on the October 10 program. Dr. Meisinger was joined by Dr. Ed Wagner, developer of the Chronic Care Model, and now co-directing an initiative known as LEAP (Lear ... read full post


Tag(s): WIHI, Conversation Ready, Primary Care, Ambulatory Care, Chronic Care Model
By Caitlin Littlefield | Friday, Oct 04, 2013
By John Gauthier Communications Coordinator (IHI) “Always Events” have been part of the movement to put patients at the center of their care since the beginning. On WIHI, we put our listeners at the center of the discussion, with their great questions and observations about the everyday work of improving health care. The September 26 WIHI was no exception. Almost a thousand listeners tuned in, and they contributed a wealth of knowledge. Our guests – Cherry Shogren of UnityPoint Health in I ... read full post


Tag(s): WIHI, WIHI Archive, Always Events, SMART, Patient & Family Centered Care
By Kathryn Waxman | Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
By Kathryn Waxman Event Planning Project Assistant “What would my typical day look like?” “There isn’t one.” We’re a group of seven women who have it all together.If you think you’re organized, I promise, we can do it better.Jenna, Emily, Lauren, Kelcey, Kathryn, Carly, and BethMy first two weeks, you all saw me on the verge of death.I did not comprehend how these women do what they do,But two months later, I am doing my best to stand in their shoes.Every meeting that you see seems easy, organ ... read full post


Tag(s): event planning, co-op, internship, Transition from student, Conferences, Seminars, Collaboratives
By Caitlin Littlefield | Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013
By John Gauthier, Communications Coordinator (IHI) Last week, WIHI hit the road with leading innovators and researchers who see mobile health clinics and the role they play as essential to managing population health and achieving the Triple Aim. We spoke with researchers from the Mobile Health Map, a research community devoted to demonstrating the value of prevention and the impact services offered by mobile health clinics are having on patients nationwide. Dr. Nancy Oriol traced the history o ... read full post


Tag(s): WIHI, Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Mobile Health Map, health clinics
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