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WIHI: How to Fail Forward (Quickly) on the Road to Population Health
June 29, 2017 | Learning from failure is an important part of the quality improvement process in health care. Groups focused on improving the health of communities are also discovering the value of "failing forward;" leveraging the learning from failure to accelerate progress.
WIHI: Claiming the Edge with Quality Improvement in Communities
February 23, 2017 | Communities in Wisconsin, Scotland, and Boston are building coalitions to change the trajectory of people’s lives and health for the better. Using quality improvement methods and tools to tackle socioeconomic issues is proving to be a game changer in all three locations.
WIHI: Moving Upstream to Address the Quadruple Aim
December 15, 2016 | In this Special Edition WIHI Podcast, Dr. Rishi Manchanda discusses why it’s important for health care to “move upstream” to address the social determinants contributing to many patients’ poor health.
WIHI: 100 Million Healthier Lives: From Vision to Reality
July 28, 2016 | Hundreds of communities around the world are working with kids, veterans, elders, and others on move-the-needle priorities like nutrition, mental health, and equity — the price of admission to 100 Million Healthier Lives, an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors.
WIHI: How Health Care Organizations Can Create Equity in the Community
October 29, 2015 | Health and health care improvement communities in the US are focusing on equity and racial disparities in some important new ways.
WIHI: Relationships Count: Community Health Workers and Team-Based Care
October 15, 2015 | Community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly being utilized to bridge gaps for patients between health care, home, and the community. This WIHI explores the growing interest in CHWs that is sparking some important discussions and the development of innovative programs.
WIHI: The IHI Triple Aim: Lessons from the First Seven Years
June 25, 2015 | It’s never been easy to define an overall strategy for the transformation of US health care. And that may explain why the Triple Aim has been so resonant with so many. What does the Triple Aim mean after seven years?
WIHI: Leaning In: Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations
May 7, 2015 | Oregon’s latest efforts to provide better care and value to nearly one million Medicaid recipients is through Coordinated Care Organizations. Enabling policies and legislation have been several years in the making, and the careful shaping of the program is leading to some impressive results.
WIHI: The Ups and Downs of Health Care Costs and Reform
February 12, 2015 | Against the backdrop of the Affordable Care Act and other significant US initiatives, this WIHI touches on recent progress with efforts to achieve better care and lower costs, global payments and various payer-led financial efforts designed to improve health care delivery, statewide reforms, Medicaid expansion, and more.
WIHI: The Road to Team-Based Primary Care and Behavioral Health
December 4, 2014 | Primary care practices across the US are facing a number of important challenges right now; prominent among them is doing a much better job at recognizing and helping patients with behavioral health issues.
WIHI: 100 Million Healthier Lives by 2020
November 20, 2014 | How does big change happen in measurable ways…especially if the goal is to improvie the health of 100 million people over the next five years?
WIHI: New Roles, New Routes for Managing Populations
June 19, 2014 | This WIHI looks at how hospital leaders are putting their heads together to figure out how to deliver better care and better value for whole populations of patients.
WIHI: Bright Spots for Patients with Complex Needs
March 27, 2014 | Interventions and initiatives to better support, care for, and partner with populations with costly and life-draining multiple illnesses and problems have grown in number and effectiveness. On this WIHI, we touch base with some of the people spearheading this work.
WIHI: On the (Virtual) Road with Mobile Clinics and Population Health
September 12, 2013 | On this WIHI, we hit the (virtual) road with some of the leading innovators and researchers who are injecting new fuel and purpose into more than 2,000 mobile health clinics across the US.
WIHI: Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health
July 25, 2013 | This WIHI showcases leaders and organizations that are at the forefront of redesigning care for patients and populations in need of primary care and mental health services. Research has begun to demonstrate that this approach leads to improved chronic conditions and fewer trips to the ED.
WIHI: Measure Up, (Blood) Pressure Down: 80% by 2016
May 30, 2013 | In this WIHI, our guests offer some unique perspective on the issues surrounding hypertension, as well as their experiences transforming group practices to deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time.
WIHI: Community Health Needs Assessments, Part 2: Lessons from North Carolina
April 4, 2013 | This WIHI explores what’s been going on under the auspices of the North Carolina Institute of Public Health (NCIPH), and the leadership of Dorothy Cilenti, M.D., and her team who have worked with local health directors, hospital leaders, leaders from community health centers, and more to lay the groundwork for the future of health and health care in the state.
WIHI: Community Health Needs Assessments, Part 1
March 21, 2013 | Three leading experts discuss the transformation of the decades-long “community benefit” law (largely focused on hospital support for indigent patients) into something more far reaching known as Community Health Needs Assessment, or CHNA.
WIHI: Navigating the Elections with a Clear-Eyed View
October 12, 2012 | This WIHI focuses on ways to help you navigate this US election cycle with a clarity of purpose that health care improvement requires more than ever in these tumultuous times.
WIHI: Pioneering ACOs: What Do We Know So Far?
September 27, 2012 | This WIHI discusses a major study of the factors enabling accountable care organizations (ACOs) to get up and running and to successfully implement new forms of care delivery, as well as examples of early adopters of the ACO concept.
WIHI: Triple Perspectives on Triple Aim in a Region
July 26, 2012 | This WIHI focuses on three related but unique endeavors that are making headway with the Triple Aim and explores a regional outlook that necessitates building even broader coalitions to achieve the aim.
WIHI: "Pursuing the Triple Aim" Book Discussion with the Authors and Innovators
May 3, 2012 | A discussion with the authors of "Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs" and the innovators featured in the book.
WIHI: Removing Barriers to Care with Medical-Legal Partnerships
January 12, 2012 | This WIHI explains and explores the ingredients of an effective medical-legal partnership and how efforts to date are making a difference in patients’ health and their lives.
WIHI: Organizing for Health: A Story from South Carolina
November 3, 2011 | Businesses, insurance companies, local hospitals, municipal offices, professional schools, and others in Columbia, South Carolina, are working together as a community to improve the wellness of citizens and increase access to primary care.
WIHI: Learning by Data and by Doing: Low-Cost, High-Quality Health Care in America
June 3, 2010 | What happens when health care leaders from different regions in the country get in the same room and talk about their efforts to redesign patient care? Among other things, there’s often a sense of relief that, across state lines and political affiliations, there’s a shared concern for improving people’s health, improving their health care experiences, and lowering the costs of care.