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Telemedicine: Center Quality and Safety
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This article offers four elements on which health care leaders must focus to ensure safe, high-quality telemedicine for patients.
Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Psychological Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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August 7, 2020 | Psychological PPE, "personal protective equipment" to promote health care workforce mental health and well-being, has become even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Psychological PPE”: Promote Health Care Workforce Mental Health and Well-Being
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The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing issues with health care professional burnout and joy in work. Evidence-based recommendations for “psychological PPE” (protection and support for staff mental health and well-being) are intended for use by staff providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Skills to Deploy During the Surge
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The authors suggest a five-step strategy and actions for patient safety and quality improvement staff to employ their skills to support patients, clinical staff, and health care organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: COVID-19: Grief Leadership and System Supports
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June 26, 2020 | Learn about specific leadership behaviors and system supports needed to address the mental health and well-being needs of caregivers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adopting a Systems Approach to the Opioid Crisis
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Rather than a myopic focus on opioid prescription reduction, this article describes five strategies health care leaders can employ to implement a systems approach to timely and effective treatment of opioid use disorder, in tandem with pain assessment and management.
Conversation and Action Guide to Support Staff Well-Being and Joy in Work During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care leaders are working to support staff who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and intense demands. This guide includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response, and which can build the longer-term foundation to sustain joy in work and well-being for the health care workforce.
Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Mobilizing to Respond to COVID-19
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March 27, 2020 | Don Berwick and Derek Feeley share key coronavirus (COVID-19) learnings, innovations, and revelations they’ve been gathering and gleaning from health care leaders and improvers across the globe.
WIHI: Improvement and Innovation in Times of Crisis
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March 24, 2020 | What does it look like to innovate, improve, and solve problems at warp speed?
Zero Harm in Health Care
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This article describes a comprehensive systems-focused approach to patient safety to achieve the goal of zero harm for patients, families, and the health care workforce. The approach includes four interdependent elements: the psychology of change, a culture of safety, an optimal learning system, and codesigning care and improvement with patients.
Advancing Safety and Equity Together
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There are widespread inequities in health outcomes in the United States based on race, sex, language, and other factors. But there is no such thing as high-quality, safe care that is inequitable. Health systems can leverage patient-safety programs to advance equity.
The Role of Racism as a Core Patient Safety Issue
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Maternal mortality rates in the US are rising, particularly among black women. This article describes three things health care leaders can do to understand the contributing causes of mortality, including racism, and factors to reduce inequities and improve safety in maternal health.
Factors Influencing a Hospital-wide Intervention to Promote Professionalism and Build a Safety Culture
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A three-year qualitative study at an Australia hospital identifies valuable insights into factors influencing implementation of a multifaceted behavior change intervention to promote professionalism and build a culture of safety. The multiple interrelated factors impacting the hospital-wide intervention are discussed and analyzed.
Effective Strategies for Hospitals Responding to the Opioid Crisis
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This document provides hospital and health system administrators and leaders with specific improvement ideas for five system-level strategies that address the challenges of preventing, identifying, and treating opioid use disorder.
WIHI: No Let Up on Safety
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September 19, 2019 | Twenty years since the Institute of Medicine's groundbreaking report on patient safety in the American health care system, what has improved and what still needs work?
Four Steps for Developing Reliable Processes
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Creating and sustaining reliable processes to ensure health care quality and patient safety requires thoughtful planning and execution. This checklist of four steps will help ensure your systems are designed with reliability in mind. ​
WIHI: Taking Acute Pain Seriously, Treating It Safely
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May 30, 2019 | Health care needs to create safer processes for acute pain management. But what roles should patients play in this? A new IHI report provides reccomendations to sharpen acute pain management strategies in your health system.
Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit
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Download these nine essential tools to guide your organization in improving patient safety and delivering safe, reliable care. Tools include FMEA, SBAR, root cause analysis, daily huddles, and more.
WIHI: What's an Apology Worth? The Case for Communication and Resolution
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April 18, 2019 | When a patient is unintentionally harmed, how should organizations respond?
WIHI: How to Make Patient Safety Easier to Explain and to Champion
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March 21, 2019 | Why is it so hard to explain patient safety outside of health care?
Selected Resources: Improving Opioid and Pain Management
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This document offers selected resources for clinicians and health care administrators to take action on opioid and pain management and opioid use disorder (OUD), organized into three categories: Patient Assessment, Intervention, and Treatment; Provider Training and Support; and Strategy and Planning.
WIHI: How to Speak So Leaders Will Listen
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February 21, 2019 | How much thought and preparation go into how you pitch new ideas and initiatives to leaders in your organization? If you've been frustrated by lack of support or buy-in from a leader, it's possible that you did not win that person over at the start.
Advancing the Safety of Acute Pain Management
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This report specifically and uniquely addresses acute pain management as a patient safety issue, including the overuse of opioids for acute pain. It provides health care safety leaders in hospitals, emergency departments (EDs), urgent care clinics, outpatient surgery facilities, and other acute care settings with specific action steps to improve the safety of acute pain management in their organizations.
Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality
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This white paper presents an actionable framework with the core processes needed for effective board governance of all dimensions of health system quality; an assessment tool; and support guides for three central knowledge areas for trustee oversight of quality.
Effectiveness of a Multistate Quality Improvement Campaign in Reducing Risk of Surgical Site Infections Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This article provides an assessment of IHI’s Project JOINTS initiative, a multistate QI campaign to promote adoption of evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) following hip and knee arthroplasty.
  
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