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By Maureen Bisognano | Friday, Nov 22, 2013
The following is part of a series of guest posts celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the IHI National Forum. Gary S. Kaplan, MD, is Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System and Chairman of IHI's Board of Directors.I was on the IHI website recently and saw the tagline for this year’s National Forum, “25 Years of ‘Ah-Ha’ Moments.” I think it serves as a great framework. As we look at what needs to transpire to transform health care in our country, it is important to consider our past.Looki ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Patient & Family Centered Care, 25th Forum Anniversary
By Maureen Bisognano | Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
The following post by Maureen Bisognano was originally published on HBR.org as part of the Leading Health Care Innovation online forum – a collaboration from the editors of Harvard Business Review and the New England Journal of Medicine. (http//blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/britains-patient-safety-crisis-holds-lessons-for-all/)In August, Dr. Donald M. Berwick presented the report from the independent National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England (A Promise to Learn — A Commitment to Act I ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Patient Safety, Patient & Family Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Front Line Staff, Workforce Development, Quality Improvement
By Maureen Bisognano | Thursday, Jun 06, 2013
One of the world’s great learning laboratories is in Jönköping County, Sweden. I have visited there every year for more than a decade and each time I learn something new and inspiring. It’s one of the most innovative places I’ve ever visited. What I love most about the work of Agneta Jansmyr, Göran Henriks, Dr. Mats Bojestig, and their colleagues is that they focus on health care, not sick care. The difference is night and day. About 15 years ago, leaders in Jönköping started the “Esther” projec ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Patient & Family Centered Care, Social Services Learning & Development, Healthy Living, Flow/Throughput, innovation
By Maureen Bisognano | Friday, Mar 01, 2013
As Lord Nigel Crisp says in his wonderful book, Turning the World Upside Down, we all have a great deal to learn from lower-income countries. Last week, I traveled to Malawi with Pierre Barker and Nneka Mobisson-Etuk to meet with our partners there, MaiKhanda. Together, we aim to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in a country overwhelmed by poverty and with few resources for health. I returned from Malawi with three lessons I think have particular resonance for us in the US First, take a lo ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC), MaiKhanda in Malawi, Patient & Family Centered Care
By Maureen Bisognano | Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting one of my favorite people in health care — Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mary leads a large, integrated organization that includes a health plan, a hospital, and nearly 10,000 employees.The best leaders have both vision and the courage to act on that vision. A decade ago, Mary was convinced that HealthPartners needed to do a better job of caring for patients, and she had the courage to do what she belie ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, Patient & Family Centered Care, Diabetes Care & Education, Improvement, Health Plan, Hospital
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