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By IHI Open School | Friday, Apr 05, 2013
You’re walking alone down the massive hallway at the IHI National Forum in Orlando after Dr. Don Berwick’s latest Keynote presentation. Inspired by the talk, you’re zoning out and thinking about how you can take what you’ve learned back to your colleagues and teammates. (You may also be wondering if you can still catch some late afternoon sun by the pool.) Then, all of a sudden, Don appears next to you. He’s walking down the hall – right past the registration desk and all the shuttles – on his ... read full post


Tag(s): Patient & Family Centered Care, Don Berwick, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Health Reform in the US, National Forum, Improvement, Quality Improvement, Ask Berwick
By Kathryn Crimmins | Monday, Sep 24, 2012
During the past week, thousands of students, professors, doctors, residents, nurses, and average people like me marched to more than 50 health professional schools and universities with one common aim - to start a discussion on the state of the American health care system. And our talking points were not all that positive - The average cost of health care per person, per year in the United States is about $8,000. That is $5,000 more than the rest of the developed world.- The average American hos ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School, Chapter Network, Don Berwick, Health Reform in the US
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Don Berwick, during his time at CMS, had the opportunity to hear about health care from the point of view of consumers. Many times, he noticed the irony that Americans who would benefit most from health care reform were most vehemently against it. The message that health care reform is not only bad, but evil, has aroused the most basic fears – including fear of death – in a distrusting public. Meanwhile, the message that health care reform is good for our country is falling on deaf and unbelievi ... read full post


Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Health Reform in the US
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