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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.
WIHI: Tuning Up Health System Boards for Patient Safety
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September 15, 2017 | What do we need and expect from trustees of health systems when it comes to their oversight of quality and safety?
WIHI: Pursuing Health Equity with Curiosity: Notes from New Initiatives
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August 24, 2017 | You may have data on outcomes disparities in your health system by race, ethnicity, and other factors. But in what ways is health equity a strategic priority in your organization, and what does health equity look like in your community?
WIHI: Workplace Violence in Health Care Can't Be the Norm
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August 10, 2017 | It's estimated that nearly 50 percent of workplace assaults happen in a health care setting. What solutions are health care organizations putting in place to help deal with this unique and dangerous problem?
WIHI: Greater Satisfaction, Outcomes, and Savings with Self-Administered Care
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July 13, 2017 | Patients undergoing dialysis typically do so in a hospital or health care facility. Most people don't question the need to have experienced health care staff on hand or what's considered a safe environment for the treatments. But that might be changing.
WIHI: How to Fail Forward (Quickly) on the Road to Population Health
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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: How to Beat the Boring Aspects of QI
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June 14, 2017 | Learning from failure is an important part of quality improvement in health care. But what can we learn from improvement efforts that languish or stall due to the inglorious nature of the work itself?
WIHI: The Digital Transformation: How Technology Is Helping (and Hurting) Health Care
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June 1, 2017 | Technology is everywhere in health care. It's fast, it's efficient, and it can reduce errors. But, technology is not a cure-all. It can make people complacent, introduce new errors, and get in the way of meaningful face-to-face interactions.
WIHI: Seven Popular Improvement Tools: How (and When) to Use Them
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May 18, 2017 | Make sure you’re getting the most out of key improvement tools like PDSA, run chart and control chart, driver diagram, and more — and know when to use them in your improvement work.
WIHI: The High Stakes of Health Care Policy
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May 3, 2017 | A lot of the quality and safety improvements that have taken place in recent years in the US have occurred regardless of what's happening in Washington, DC. While political debates rage on, the health care quality improvement movem​​ent continues to move ahead.
WIHI: Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems
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April 20, 2017 | Best practices for older or elderly patients aren’t always top of mind, and practitioners don't always know how they might do things differently. Now, a small group of health systems is about to test some new, evidenced-based interventions that promise to model for the rest of the industry.
WIHI: Who's Your Health Care Proxy?
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April 6, 2017 | Situations may arise when we need a trusted person to communicate with doctors and nurses on our behalf. And, if facing care decisions near the end of life, a trusted health care proxy can play a crucial role in ensuring our wishes are respected.
WIHI: What We're Learning about Patients with Complex Needs
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March 23, 2017 | There’s a lot of attention being paid to developing new models to care for and support patients with multiple, complex health problems. And for good reason.
WIHI: The Right Care, Right Setting, and Right Time of Hospital Flow
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March 9, 2017 | Making sure patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time requires a number of underlyi​ng system improvements, including well-designed hospital flow.
WIHI: Claiming the Edge with Quality Improvement in Communities
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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: Practicing Respect and Preventing Harm
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February 9, 2017 | Most of us know what it feels like to have an interaction with someone that can feel rushed, incomplete, maybe even abrupt or downright rude. What are the consequences of these encounters?
WIHI: The Next Wave of Patient Safety
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January 26, 2017 | We are heading into the new year more determined than ever to help hospitals and health systems make greater gains in reducing harm to patients, anchored by a renewed focus and new framing. What is your plan for patient safety in 2017?
WIHI: Improving the Rate of Recommended Care: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
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January 12, 2017 | A study published in 2003 reported that adults in the US receive only about half the care that’s recommended to prevent, treat, and manage some 30 leading causes of illness and death. Has the situation improved? Not nearly enough.
WIHI: Moving Upstream to Address the Quadruple Aim
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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: Measures That Matter: Whole System Measures 2.0
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December 1, 2016 | Against a backdrop of hundreds of improvements that are being tracked and reported on by thousands of health systems in the US alone, guidance on which measures are most important to the pursuit of better care, better health, and lower cost couldn’t be more timely.
WIHI: How to Speak Up for Safety
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November 17, 2016 | We like to think that robust safety cultures are so common in health care organizations today, everyone is comfortable pointing out missteps and discrepancies to their colleagues and even getting better at bringing them to the attention of their supervisors. Not so fast.
  
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