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By John Gauthier | Thursday, May 01, 2014
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a participant in the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community. In this interview, KUMC Vice President of Performance Improvement Terry Rusconi describes the particular challenges an academic medical center like theirs faces when trying to provide high-quality, end-of-life care.


Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Conversation Ready, Memberships, Networks, and Collaboratives, Hospice, End of Life Care, End of Life discussions, Palliative Care, palliative care/Infusion Therapy, Palliative Care Nursing, Palliative medicine, Advance care planning, Advance Directives, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Person-Centered Care
By John Gauthier | Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, is a member of the regional team for IHI’s work in Africa, serving as Director of Project Fives Alive! He joined IHI as the Director of Project Fives Alive! in 2011 and is currently leading the project to national scale-up. Based in Accra, Ghana, he is also an active columnist for a Ghanaian newspaper and a blogger. By the time we left the hotel three days ago, the bomb blast that killed scores of people had already been detonated. We had only been in Abuja for two ... read full post


Tag(s): Africa, Project Fives Alive! in Ghana, Quality Improvement, Teaching, teaching quality and service improvement to healthcare professionals, International General, International Health
By John Gauthier | Monday, Apr 28, 2014
IHI Lead for Public and Patient Engagement Martha Hayward is faculty for the IHI Expedition on Patient and Family Advisors Getting the Most Out of Your Partnership. In this interview with IHI project assistant Sarah Konstantino, she talks about the keys to identifying the most effective patient and family advisors. Q Why is it so important to have patient and family advisors?I am really glad you asked me that question because most people jump to the idea that the most important thing is having a ... read full post


Tag(s): Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient/Family Member, Family caregivers and caregiving - all aspects, Family Health Team, Patient & Family Centered Care, Patient Engagement, Senior Leader/Administrator
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