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By Susannah Berlowe Binder | Thursday, Jun 20, 2019
A college intern shares why reading a recent IHI report on Advancing the Safety of Acute Pain Management compelled her to reflect on how commonly opioids are prescribed for young adults.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Substance Use Disorder, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Anna Frellsen | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of maternal deaths can be prevented with access to skilled care during pregnancy and childbirth. Through the Safe Delivery App, midwives in over 40 countries are now facilitating safer births. Anna Frellsen, CEO of Maternity Foundation, shares how the organization and its partners started and scaled a widespread movement to improve the lives of mothers and babies.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Maternal and Child Health
By Kate Lally | Monday, Jun 17, 2019
IHI has developed sample dialogues and case studies in a new toolkit to help address some of the challenges of engaging with patients and families in end-of-life care conversations.

 

Tag(s): Conversation Ready, The Conversation Project, Person- and Family-Centered Care, End-of-Life Care, Communication, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Hospice
By Sara Kramer | Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
The unpredictability of US immigration policy is having a major impact on the health of many patients and families. Children with a lawful right to receive care may not be receiving it.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Equitable Care Delivery, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Pediatrics
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
The following case study from IHI’s Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System describes one organization’s efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of delirium while avoiding unnecessary costs.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Quality, Cost, and Value, Age-Friendly Health Systems
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