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By Madge Kaplan | Thursday, Dec 05, 2019
Clinician burnout may have reached epidemic proportions, but there are also new opportunities emerging to reconnect health care professionals to the joy of helping and healing patients.


Tag(s): Joy in Work, National Forum, Quality Improvement, Teamwork, Communication
By Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards | Wednesday, Dec 04, 2019
Health system executives often spend most of their time putting out fires, leaving little time or energy for planning strategic aims. Another approach - called quality planning - builds on an organization’s assets, opportunities, and structure to create a proactive quality strategy.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership, Improvement Capability
By William Danchanko | Tuesday, Dec 03, 2019
By prioritizing what matters to patients, a clinician developed a simple yet powerful intervention that has nearly eliminated injuries from patient falls.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Falls Prevention - Inpatient
By Santiago Narino | Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019
Two improvement specialists share what they've learned about cultural transformation by putting health care quality improvement methods and the psychology of change into practice.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Psychology of Change, Engage Frontline Staff in Improvement, Latin America
By Joelle Baehrend | Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Medication optimization is taking hold as health care providers envision a more comprehensive goal for patient care that involves decisions and processes related to medication management.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Medication Safety, Primary Care, Home Care, Shared Decision Making
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