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Healthcare Innovation, December 17, 2021:
Year in Review - Health Equity
This article looks back on efforts to improve health equity in 2021 and cites statistics from IHI's Health Equity Report as well as quotes from IHI's President & CEO Kedar Mate.
The Peninsula, December 23, 2021:
IHI Hails Quality of Healthcare in Qatar
This article reports on the recent visit by IHI's President & CEO Kedar Mate to Doha, Qatar to mark the 10-year partnership between IHI and HMC’s Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (HHQI).
Becker's Hospital Review, December 20, 2021:
4 Leaders on the Patient Safety Issue They'd Fix Overnight
This article quotes four health care leaders, including IHI's Patricia McGaffigan, discussing their top patient safety priorities.
Association of Healthcare Journalists, December 14, 2021:
Patient-Safety Leader Challenges Hospitals Nationwide to Establish 10 Crucial Teams
This article focuses on Dr. Donald Berwick's keynote remarks at the 2021, including his idea of establishing 10 teams in hospitals.
Health Payer Intelligence, December 03, 2021:
Payer Funds Local Practices to Help Address Racial Care Disparities
This article is based on a press release issued by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announcing a $25 million grant, which IHI will distribute, to local health care organizations participating in an Equity Action Community.
Modern Healthcare, December 07, 2021:
Hospital Safety Improvements will Outlast COVID-19
This article, including a quote from IHI's Patricia McGaffigan, explores safety measures that were picked up during the pandemic that will probably stick around long after COVID-19 has been tackled.
HealthLeaders, December 08, 2021:
Five-Part Framework for Workplace Equity at Healthcare Organizations
This article is based on the five guiding principles recently summarized in an IHI blog post about workplace equity, and includes quotes and context from IHI's Marina Renton.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, December 08, 2021:
Tying Health Equity to Quality
This article results from an interview with IHI's President & CEO Kedar Mate and is based on findings from the 2021 Health Equity Pulse Report, including the shift in health equity prioritization and top barriers impeding progress.
WebMD, December 07, 2021:
How to Get Your Doctor to Speak Your Language
This article about provider-patient communication includes a quote from IHI's Patricia McGaffigan and a list of six “key questions to ask your doctor,” adapted from IHI’s Ask Me 3 program and other sources.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, December 07, 2021:
IHI Leaders Expect Significant Progress on Health Equity in 2022
This article is based on interviews with IHI President & CEO Kedar Mate and IHI Senior Fellow and President Emeritus Donald Berwick about what health equity trends they expect to see in 2022, including an increase in the number of organizations collecting, stratifying, and reporting health-equity data.
HealthLeaders, December 09, 2021:
How to Implement a Clinical Debriefing Program at Health Systems and Hospitals
This article highlights one of the sessions from the 2021 IHI Forum about how clinical debriefing efforts can drive several benefits at health systems and hospitals. The session was presented by leaders from NYC Health + Hospitals.
Becker's Hospital Review, December 01, 2021:
5 Strategies to Keep Temporary Nurses Engaged
IHI's Patricia McGaffigan is quoted throughout this article discussing the importance of cultivating a culture of safety and improving workplace communication, particularly with the current influx of temporary nurses.
Patient Safety Beat, November 18, 2021:
To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, Hardwire Safety into our Way of Working
This publication, produced by the Betsy Lehman Center, published a perspective from IHI's Patricia McGaffigan on how health care can prepare for the next pandemic by hardwiring safety into every aspect of care delivery.
American Hospital Association Blog, November 04, 2021:
5 Questions – 4 Communities Design Ways to Improve Black Maternal Outcomes
This article, co-authored by IHI's Shannon Welch and AHA's Priya Bathija, discusses the learnings from the Better Maternal Outcomes project funded by Merck for Mothers.
HealthDay, November 02, 2021:
Almost 1 in 3 U.S. Seniors Now Sees at Least 5 Doctors Per Year
This article, based on a new report from the Annals of Internal Medicine, discusses the complexity and burden for seniors who see multiple providers and how that needs to be balanced with “what matters” to each older adult.
Dhaka Tribune, October 24, 2021:
IHI Launches Development Project on Maternal Health and Neonatal Care
This article reports on the opening of the Designing Maternal & Newborn Spaces for Quality of Care project, which is IHI's first development project on maternal health and neonatal care in Bangladesh.
Fierce Healthcare, October 11, 2021:
Providers are Putting More Focus Than Ever on Health Equity. Here's How Payers Can Support Them
This article is based on an interview with IHI's President and CEO Kedar Mate discussing the role regulators and payers can play in health equity.
Becker's Hospital Review, October 01, 2021:
The Less-Discussed Consequence of Healthcare's Labor Shortage
This article focuses on the health care industry's staffing shortage and its impact on care quality and patient safety and includes quotes from IHI Vice President McGaffigan, RN.
HealthLeaders, September 28, 2021:
IHI Leader - Data Key Component in Addressing Health Equity
This article features an interview with IHI's President and CEO Kedar Mate discussing what’s needed to advance health equity. IHI’s Pursuing Equity work is also mentioned, as well as lessons learned in partnership with health systems.
RamaOnHealthcare, September 28, 2021:
Thought Leadership Interview with Dr. Kedar Mate, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
In this thought leadership interview, President and CEO Kedar Mate discusses IHI's health equity poll and Pulse Report, as well as the work IHI is doing to help health systems and communities eliminate inquities.
Healthcare Innovation, September 24, 2021:
IHI CEO Kedar Mate, M.D., on Overcoming Barriers to Progress on Equity
This article features IHI President and CEO Kedar Mate discussing IHI's health equity poll and Pulse Report. Dr. Mate discusses key findings from the poll and offers his thoughts on the changes that regulators, payers, and health care delivery organizations must pursue in order to accelerate improvement.
Bloomberg Law, September 07, 2021:
Medicare Health Quality Measures Get Closer Look in Pandemic
This article focuses on changes in health quality measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and explores whether they should be made permanent. IHI's President and CEO Kedar Mate discusses the importance of evaluating quality measures through an equity lens and what matters to the patient.
HealthLeaders, August 18, 2021:
Health Equity Top Priority for Leader of Institute for Healthcare Improvement
This is in an in-depth interview with President and CEO Kedar Mate covering a range of topics, including his career trajectory, his passion for IHI's work, and his commitment to health equity.
Psychology Today, August 12, 2021:
Understanding the Needs of Your Parents as They Age
This article discusses how to care for your parents as they age and includes tips and resources from IHI's The Conversation Project.
WebMD, July 26, 2021:
Study Identifies Racial Differences in Patient Safety in Hospitals
This article reports on an Urban Institute Study about patient safety disparieties based on race and includes quotes from IHI Senior Director Shannon Welch.
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, July 09, 2021:
Supporting the At-Home Care Team
This article discusses how at-home caregivers can find support and tools for caring for older adults, including IHI's 4Ms framework.
Kaiser Health News, June 28, 2021:
Covid’s Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries
This article includes quotes from IHI Senior Fellow and Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus Don Goldmann about elective surgery for people who have suffered from COVID-19.
AMA, June 11, 2021:
Why Inequity Should be Treated as an Unwanted Variation in Care
This article reports on a panel discussion hosted by AMA, which included IHI's President and CEO Kedar Mate, about using quality improvement methods to address health equity.
Healthcare Executive Podcast, June 02, 2021:
Addressing Institutional Racism in Healthcare Organizations
This podcast features Ron Wyatt, MD, and Laura Botwinick, who are co-authors of IHI's Achieving Health Equity white paper, dicussing the ongoing challenges in rooting out systemic racism in healthcare.
May 11, 2021:
IHI’s Patient Safety Congress Examines Virtual Care, Racism and Workplace Violence
This article summarizes what to expect at IHI's Patient Safety Congress and also mentions the National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety.
Healthcare Finance, May 06, 2021:
CEO Coalition Commits to Physical, Psychological and Emotional Workplace Safety
This article focuses on the new CEO Coalition, which was co-founded by 10 hospital and health system CEOs who have joined forces and created a Declaration of Principles to protect their healthcare workforce.
Kaiser Health News, April 27, 2021:
Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others
IHI's President and CEO Kedar Mate is quoted in this article that focuses on health inequities that have harmed non-English speakers hospitalized for COVID-19. It is based on data and anecdotes from Mass General Brigham, which is part of IHI's Pursuing Equity initiative.
Next Avenue, April 16, 2021:
Advance Care Planning - A Gift You Give Yourself and Your Loved Ones
This article focuses on end-of-life care and includes quotes and resources from IHI's Kate DeBartolo, Senior Director of The Conversation Project.
Provider, April 01, 2021:
Teamwork Carries the Day During Pandemic
This article highlights how care givers in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities have gone above and beyond their traditional jobs to improve care throughout the pandemic.
Repertoire, April 08, 2021:
This article focuses on Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4Ms framework, and includes commentary from IHI's Alice Bonner.
MacArthur Foundation, April 07, 2021:
Community Solutions Awarded $100 Million to End Homelessness
This press release announces that IHI Strategic Parner Community Solutions was awarded $100 million grant to accelerate and scale its public health approach to ending homelessness.
The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2021:
Fast-Forward Look Into Your Future Review, Artificially Expedited Aging
This is a review of a PBS documentary about getting older and what families can do now to prepare for end-of-life care.
American College of Healthcare Executives Blog, March 16, 2021:
Vaccines Alone Won't Solve the Problem of Healthcare Worker Safety
This blog discusses the need for a total systems approach to workforce safety in order to achieve meaningful progress and eliminate harm to patients and those who care for them.
The Washington Post, April 05, 2021:
The Health Care Industry Doesn't Want to Talk About this Single Word
In this op-ed, Dr. Ron Wyatt cites racism as a public health crisis that needs to be named and addressed.
Public Health Newswire, March 25, 2021:
100 Million Healthier Lives Provides Framework for Change
This article, published by the American Public Health Association (APHA), details the lessons learned and success stories from IHI's 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative.
Minority Nurse, March 14, 2021:
Patient Safety Awareness Week Highlights Critical Need
This article about Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) highlights the need for nurses to improve safety in clinical settings, referencing IHI's Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit as a resource.
Healthcare Strategies, March 09, 2021:
Eliminating Racial Healthcare Disparities in the Payer Industry
This podcast features IHI's CEO Kedar Mate and Mark Friedberg, Senior VP at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, discussing steps the payer community can take to eliminate racial disparities in their communities and companies.
Health Payer Intelligence, March 09, 2021:
How Payers Can Take Action Against Racial Care Disparities
IHI's CEO Kedar Mate offers commentary on steps that the payer industry can take to eliminate racial disparities in their communities and companies.
Health Affairs Blog, March 19, 2021:
Equity Metrics Should Be an Essential Component of Hospital Rankings
This is a great article about addressing inequities in health care and associated metrics, citing IHI White Paper Achieving Health Equity.
Health Affairs Blog, February 19, 2021:
Envisioning the Future of Complex Care
Kedar Mate, MD, President and CEO of IHI, and Allison Hamblin, MSPH, President and CEO at the Center for Health Care Strategies, share their top 10 predictions for the future of complex care in the US.
KevinMD, March 05, 2021:
Lessons on Effective Knowledge Networks to Support Pandemic Response
This article by IHI authors reflects on many years of studying how health systems can learn and improve as fast as possible, what they know about learning networks, and asking themselves what is durable from their prior experience and what is new. They are inspired by the largely spontaneous and deeply collegial collaborations among the health care workforce around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medscape, March 03, 2021:
The "Awful but Necessary Distance" of COVID-19
This piece in the COVID Conversations series with Dr. Lloyd Sederer features Don Berwick, MD, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, and Esther Choo, MD, an emergency physician and professor at Oregon Health and Science University, discussing how health care workers are affected by COVID-19 at home and with their families.
Hospital Case Management, March 03, 2021:
Leaders Plot How They Will Leverage the Lessons of COVID-19
Health care leaders are considering how they will use the lessons of COVID-19 pandemic to make their health systems better, and several shared their ideas during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s annual Forum in December 2020.
CNN, February 25, 2021:
Lack of Equity Within Priority Groups Leaves COVID-19's Most Vulnerable Without Vaccine
This article explores COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US and its impact on equity, and includes remarks from Kedar Mate, MD, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
American Journal of Managed Care, February 18, 2021:
Use of COTA Nodal Address Highlights Variance in Cancer Care Cost: An Interview with Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
In this interview, Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, discusses cost variation in cancer care found through the digital classification system the COTA Nodal Address.
Medscape, February 08, 2021:
The Unique Mental Stressors of COVID-19's Second Wave
Don Berwick, MD, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, discusses health care workforce health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WBUR Common Health, January 29, 2021:
With Latinos Dying at Higher Rates from COVID, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Intervenes
This segment describes how Boston's Brighan and Women's Hospital is looking at data to identify inequities in care, including during the COVID pandemic. Brigham’s work on health disparities comes, in part, out of a collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that included a focus on gathering and analyzing data.
Health Affairs Blog, January 14, 2021:
Incorporating Health Equity into an Initiative to Transform Care for Older Adults
This piece takes a closer look at efforts to address equity in health care, including the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, that is incorporating equity into outcome measures to deliver equitable care to older adults.