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WIHI: Women in Action - Paving the Way For Better Care
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December 20, 2018 | Whether it’s blowing the whistle on the dangerous levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, championing the healing powers of dance and movement in hospitals, or shining a human spotlight on disease outbreaks throughout the world, this special edition of WIHI features a panel of outstanding women who are creatively and effectively reshaping caregiving.
WIHI: Building the Will and Skill to Be a Clinical Improver
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November 8, 2018 | Quality improvement knowledge can unite clinicians in the common pursuit of better clinical decision making and encourage more clinicians to take the lead with improving care delivery.
WIHI: Lowering Readmissions, Reducing Disparities
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October 25, 2018 | Initiatives to reduce avoidable readmissions are the norm in US health systems today. What happens when hospitals and health systems look beyond to the non-clinical issues upstream that have a big impact on rehospitalizations?
WIHI: The How and Why of Deprescribing
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September 13, 2018 | The ground is shifting for prescription medication. There’s much talk and publicity about deprescribing, the process that entails taking patients off some of their medications or tapering down the dosages.
WIHI: Connecting Patient Experience to Culture and Strategic Aims
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August 9, 2018 | Most hospitals are understandably preoccupied with patient experience scores. But can those same scores help guide an organization to the aims and values it hopes to achieve?
WIHI: How to Build Better Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department
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July 12, 2018 | Promising new practices are being tested in hospitals to integrate behavioral health in the emergency department and upstream.​
WIHI: Addiction Treatment Demystified: Proven, Practical Steps for Complex Care
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June 21, 2018 | The burgeoning field of “complex care” is identifying new interventions to better address a broad set of needs, including treatment for addiction.
WIHI: Strategic Pathways to Population Health
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June 7, 2018 | Health systems face numerous challenges in their efforts to improve population health. What makes a comprehensive strategy, and where do health care systems start?
WIHI: Giving Patients and Families the Tools to Be Health Care Improvers
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May 17, 2018 | Patients and families are playing a greater role in health care quality improvement. Now, some organizations believe it's essential for patients and families to have training in basic improvement to enhance their influence and involvement.
WIHI: How to Make Change Happen: An Introduction to IHI's Psychology of Change Framework ​
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May 10, 2018 | The biggest challenge to quality improvement projects is often not measurement or process. It's people.
WIHI: Pursuing Health Equity in North Carolina
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April 19, 2018 | Eight health systems, including one in North Carolina, are working with IHI to elevate health equity to a strategic priority, confront institutional racism, and improve the livelihood and health of their patients, employees, and surrounding communities.
WIHI: Sustaining and Strengthening Safety Huddles
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April 5, 2018 | The safety huddle​ has become an important way for hospitals to surface safety concerns affecting patients and the workforce. But what does it mean for patient safety when it becomes just another meeting?
WIHI: Mobility Matters for Age Friendly Care
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March 22, 2018 | A new initiative wants to emphasize the physical and mental health benefits of mobility and encourage greater mobility for older patients as part of a broadening vision of age-friendly care.
WIHI: Mindfulness and Patient Safety
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March 8, 2018 | Clinicians are discovering that practicing mindfulness can be restorative in the middle of a hectic day, create mental space to be more tuned into patients, and reduce the likelihood of medical errors.
WIHI: Aging in Place with a Disability and Dignity
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February 22, 2018 | One of the biggest challenges facing older patients with disabilities is that the care and support services needed to function optimally at home are often fragmented — and not always obtainable.
WIHI: Practicing More Careful and Thoughtful Diagnosis
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February 8, 2018 | What's next when the diagnosis process is causing as many problems as it's trying to solve?
WIHI: What's in a Name? Health Care's Chief Quality Officer
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January 25, 2018 | A health care system's Chief Quality Officer oversees efforts to create and sustain transformative change on multiple fronts, including patient and worker safety, overall quality of care, moving from volume to value, and more.
WIHI: Opioid Crisis: Changing Habits and Improving Pain Management
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January 11, 2018 | As efforts continue to curb the opioid addiction epidemic in the US and reduce deaths from overdoses​, the underlying problem of overprescribing remains very much in the spotlight.
WIHI: Discovering Your Way to Greatness
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December 21, 2017 | Steve Spear speaks to an audience at IHI's National Forum, drawing on his own life experience and work with multiple industries to point out that better ways to do things are within reach.
WIHI: The Careful and Kind Patient Revolution
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December 7, 2017 | Victor Montori argues that it is time for providers to look up from strict protocols and guidelines long enough to get curious about their patients' lives and begin to minimize barriers to better health, not add to them.
WIHI: When Patients Feel as Powerless as Hostages
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November 21, 2017 | Is "hostage" the right way to describe how patients and family members sometimes feel when they're trying to get the care they need?
WIHI: Health Care Innovation and R&D: Taking Stock at Ten Years
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November 9, 2017 | The health care quality improvement movement has rallied around some significant innovations over the years, many of which have had a lasting impact.
WIHI: A New Emergency Checklist for Office-Based Surgery
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October 26, 2017 | While serious harm remains uncommon for outpatient surgeries, adverse events do occur, particularly when anesthesia is involved. A new safety checklist can help clinical teams be better prepared for what to do if something goes wrong.
WIHI: QI Takes on Veteran and Chronic Homelessness
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October 12, 2017 | Using an improvement science approach and campaign-style momentum, one initiative is dramatically increasing monthly rates of housing homeless individuals across the US, including veterans and the chronically homeless.
WIHI: How to Beat Burnout and Create Joy in Work
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September 28, 2017 | Burnout in health care is a big and complex topic. We present an action-oriented framework to help leaders and managers more effectively engage with staff to identify what gets in the way of joy in work, and to develop solutions together.
  
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