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By Kate Fitzpatrick | Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
To face the mounting challenges of delivering safe, quality care in a frenetic workplace, it is not enough to rely on clinical skills and the desire to do good. To protect against stress, burnout, and fatigue, health care professionals need training to be more resilient, present-minded, and compassionate toward patients and themselves.

 

Tag(s): Joy in Work
By Tejal Gandhi | Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
The Closing the Loop: A Guide to Safer Ambulatory Referrals in the EHR Era report recommends actions clinicians, health care leaders, and EHR vendors can take to improve the health care referral process.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Primary Care, Community, Electronic Health Record (EHR)
By Mike Briddon | Friday, Dec 15, 2017
Working with experts and partners from around the world, we created hundreds of publications, online courses, blog posts, videos, and WIHI audio programs. Which ones rose to the top for us and are worth your time?

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, IHI Open School, Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Equitable Care Delivery, Joy in Work
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
A recent IHI report explored the challenges of patient safety in the home, identifying several programs that help family caregivers with their challenging day-to-day tasks. Here are just three of the innovative programs that have achieved promising results.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, Dec 11, 2017
Are we measuring what matters most to keep our patients safe from harm? Or is too much of our attention determined by the hope of incentives and fear of penalties?

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety
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