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By Molly Bogan | Friday, Sep 20, 2019
A significant proportion of US health care spending can be defined as waste because it doesn't add value for patients or families. A new IHI Leadership Alliance framework offers ideas for identifying and eliminating this waste.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Jo Ann Endo | Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019
If the idea of networking at conferences makes you break out in hives, consider these tips that even introverts can use to make meaningful connections with new people.

 

Tag(s): IHI National Forum, Communication
By Michael Barry | Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
One of the originators of the idea to ask patients “What matters to you?” reminds us that this question is most important in the shared decision-making process.

 

Tag(s): Person- and Family-Centered Care, What Matters, Shared Decision Making, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication
By Hagar Tomer | Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
Black women’s voices must be amplified to address structural racism and implicit bias in health care. Efforts to create a safer, more respectful maternal health experience for black women will benefit all women.

 

Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Maternal and Child Health, Triple Aim for Populations, Communication, Teamwork, Patient- and Family-Centered Care
By Tejal Gandhi | Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) challenge to “Speak Up for Patient Safety” reminds us that speaking up is an essential part of safety initiatives around the world.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, safety culture, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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