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By Kimberly Mitchell | Friday, Apr 10, 2015
In February 2015 in Doha, Qatar, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Don Berwick was a keynote presenter at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global community dedicated to capturing and disseminating the best evidence-based ideas in health care. His adapted remarks at WISH follow in this blog post. Dr. Berwick is also a keynote speaker at the upcoming May 29-31 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Doha.My background is as a student, teacher, and practition ... read full post


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Leadership, Improvement Capability, Improvement Methods and Tools, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Quality, Cost, and Value, Middle East
By Kimberly Mitchell | Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014
Pierre Barker is a Senior Vice President at IHI. When your Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) tells you to stop what you are doing because your study is a mess, you probably will pay attention. It’s unusual to have a DSMB for a QI (quality improvement) study, but our team had one in place because we were doing a cluster randomized study of QI methods to improve the performance of South Africa’s HIV care program for pregnant mothers. So why did they tell us to stop, and what did we learn? At ... read full post


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality Improvement
By John Gauthier | Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014
On February 26, JAMA published the results of a large pilot study of patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). The study found no cost reduction and only modest improvement in quality over usual care. We asked Don Goldmann, MD, IHI’s Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, about his take on the study and its findings – and what it tells us about the promise of patient-centered medical homes. One of the authors of the study and Dr. Goldmann will be among the featured guests discussing what sort of res ... read full post


Tag(s): Medical Home, Cost of Care, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Clinical Risk Management, Leadership, Measurement, Measurement for Improvement, study design, Readmission, STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR), Reducing Readmissions, Improvement advisor working with teams to improve chronic conditions care., Improvement Methods and Tools, Quality measurement, Quality Measures
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