This article discusses five levers that make an effective Chief Quality Officer (CQO).
The United States is in the middle of a well-documented mental health crisis. In 2015, 127,500 Americans died from drug or alcohol-related causes or suicide. Through research and intensive pilot testing with a small group of leading health systems, this article seeks to demonstrate that health systems, in close partnership with community-based organizations, can simultaneously address both the supply and demand issues by improving care in the ED and working upstream in the community.
This article offers tips and strategies for improving doctor-patient communication and includes information on the IHI/NPSF Ask Me 3 program.
This article offers holistic approaches to pain management in response to the more than 60,000 Americans who died from opioids in 2017, lowering life expectancy in the United States.
Missing a dose of Acyclovir Tablets could cause a reactivation of a virus being treated.
With burnout and staff turnover in health care continuing to rise at alarming rates, this resource is intended to help leaders guide conversations with colleagues about “What matters to you?” — Step 1 of the Four Steps for Leaders, described in detail in the IHI White Paper, IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work.
Continued use of the device in AED mode after failure may lead to serious patient injury or death.
February 8, 2018 | What's next when the diagnosis process is causing as many problems as it's trying to solve?
This article refernces an IHI blog post about Ambulatory Care Challanges and how to address them.
Design changes are intended to reduce the potential for leakage of patient fluids into the closed elevator channel and under the distal cap.
FDA has received seven reports of patients experiencing PE during, or soon after, a treatment.
Ask Me 3® is an educational program that encourages patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers to better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.
Probability of a potentially sight threatening eye infection or impairment.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today announced plans for this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2018. This year’s activities will focus on two critical issues – safety culture and patient engagement. This is the first Patient Safety Awareness Week since the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), lead sponsor of the event for 15 years, merged with IHI in 2017. The events planned promise to reflect the combined energy and commitment to safety and improvement of both organizations.
FDA is clarifying the current recommendations for screening, dosing, monitoring, and managing PBC patients with moderate to severe liver disease taking Ocaliva.
Parts of the chamber may split apart into layers, allowing water to overflow the chamber and back up into the patient breathing circuit, which could lead to serious adverse health consequences, including injury or death.
Reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than recommended doses of loperamide. FDA working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit number of doses in a package.
IHI's Quality and Safety Experts Available for Comment
January 25, 2018 | Health care systems are under tremendous pressure to create and sustain transformative changes on multiple fronts: patient and worker safety, overall quality of care, moving from volume to value, and population health, just to name a few! At the center of the storm, overseeing these efforts and nurturing the culture and vigilance required to stay on track, is the Chief Quality Officer.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.