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Tackling The Mental Health Crisis In Emergency Departments: Look Upstream For Solutions

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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.

2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11-17, Focuses on Patient Engagement and Safety Culture

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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.

WIHI: What's In A Name? Health Care's Chief Quality Officer

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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.


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