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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015
In hospitals, comprehensive blood tests of inpatients are commonplace — way too common, in some cases. The Society for Hospital Medicine says repetitive blood tests are often unwarranted and can lead to harm in several ways — causing anemia, lost staff time, and significant costs. Matthew Cerasale, MD, a resident in the Henry Ford Health System and IHI Open School learner, decided to try to improve his own practice of ordering regular blood tests as part of a quality improvement elective. He the ... read full post


Tag(s): National Forum, Leadership, Student, Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects
By IHI Open School | Friday, Feb 13, 2015
The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support Open School Chapters whether they’re just starting or well-established. What do Regional Leaders do? They’re long-time members of the Open School who can help Chapters on a one-to-one basis. Contact them when you have questions about planning events, finding resources in the Open School, connecting with other Chapters in your region, or brainstorming activities for your Chapter.To highlight the expertise of our Reg ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Network, Leadership, Regional Open School Leader
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
The third week of my Las Vegas rotation has quickly crept up on me, and we are in the throes of rolling out my population health project. For my month here, I have decided to focus on diabetes.


Tag(s): Primary Care, Population Health, Medical Education, Iora Health, interprofessional learning
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015
I walked back into the central Huddle Room to catch my breath. But no rest was to be had in the Huddle Room. On a day like this, it should have been renamed the Situation Room.


Tag(s): Medical Education, Chapter Network, Primary Care, Population Health, Iora Health
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