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By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Dec 19, 2014
Over the course of a year, most of us couldn’t even begin to count how many articles we’ve read, videos we’ve watched, or audio programs we’ve listened to. Here at IHI, where a big part of our mission is “all teach, all learn” and sharing improvement content, choosing to highlight just ten things from 2014 is almost impossible. But, we did it. Here, humbly, and in no particular order, are some of our top picks of material that taught us and moved us, and that we think will continue to resonate i ... read full post


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Triple Aim for Populations, Person- and Family-Centered Care, The Conversation Project, Redesign Processes and Systems, Improvement Methods and Tools, Equitable Care Delivery, Large-Scale Improvement, Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Lean
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
In a fast-paced, entertaining nine-minute video, learn about the history of the health care improvement movement and the Model for Improvement that guides so much of IHI's work. Michael Briddon is Senior Managing Editor for the IHI Open School.At IHI, we’re always trying to find new ways to spread improvement. We host conferences all over the world, provide virtual education through the IHI Open School, and fill our website with free resources. We’re always, in the words of our CEO Maureen Bisog ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Improvement Methods and Tools
By Kimberly Mitchell | Monday, Dec 15, 2014
A recent headline in the Becker Hospital Review states, “Detroit Medical Center May Outsource Housekeeping, Lay Off 565.” While many organizations are considering similar decisions, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (based in Winston-Salem, NC) took a different approach. Although it looked at several options during a review of housekeeping operations, the leaders did some soul-searching, went back to the Medical Center’s roots as a faith-based organization, and decided the workers had a role to ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Reduction, Redesign Processes and Systems
By Lilly Stairs | Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
The last day of the 26th Annual Forum was an inspirational one. Keynotes from Robin Roberts and Don Berwick left attendees with a fire in their bellies to work continuously to improve heathcare. Keynote Robin Roberts and IHI's Pat Rutherford pose the question "When you're a patient, what matters to you?" The Blue Shirts still smiling and ready to assist attendees the last day of the conference! Attendees relished the last few workshop sessions of the conference and participated in engaging disc ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum
By Lilly Stairs | Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Maureen Bisognano, Derek Feeley, Atul Gawande - what more could you ask for? Day One of IHI's general conference was a success! Blue Shirt Kathryn Brooks greets eager attendees ready to start their day! IHI's CEO Maureen Bisognano and Executive Vice President Derek Feeley gave the opening plenary to kick off the General Conference. The big theme? AND is the new OR! The day included several engaging workshops on topics ranging from improving sepsis care to crowdsourcing for quality improvement. A ... read full post


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