July 13, 2017 | Patients undergoing dialysis typically do so in a hospital or health care facility. Most people don't question the need to have experienced health care staff on hand or what's considered a safe environment for the treatments. But that might be changing.
Consumption of these products may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today announced an award of $6.3 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that will lead to the expansion of an initiative to advance the health, wellbeing, and equity of communities. The initiative offers community health leaders a groundbreaking opportunity to combine improvement science with transformational leadership skills in order to effect greater, more sustainable change.
Using a device with a cracked/broken cartridge holder may result in the device delivering a reduced dose of insulin which could potentially lead to high blood sugar.
UPDATED 07/06/2017. Voluntary recall closed on June 23, 2017. FDA continues to recommend that health care providers discuss with their patients all available treatment options for CEA surgery.
Consumption of products containing derivatives of anabolic steroids may cause serious liver injury and other adverse health consequences, including kidney injury, increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
For pacing dependent patients, an interruption of pacing system could result in serious injury or death if not detected. Posted 07/06/2017
IHI's own Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Dr. Tejal Gandhi, is number 30 on Modern Healthcare's list of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders 2017.
Hospital infections are finally on the decline - a result of a long and exhaustive campaign starting in 2010 to raise awareness about the dangers posed by hospital-acquired conditions, says the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
A new report is calling into question the sustainability of recent reductions in antipsychotic use among nursing home residents, and whether providers have shifted from antipsychotics to other less scrutinized but similarly risky medications.
This publication describes a range of research design approaches that can be used to enhance the rigor of evaluations, thereby improving the quality of the evidence upon which decisions are made and ultimately improving the public’s health.
At the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Triple Aim is the lens through which we view the redesign and transformation of health systems and health care. The Triple Aim framework guides how we reflect on any proposal by any administration, including what’s being considered by the US Congress right now.
Reasonable probability that the patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
Team-based collaboration of safety and financial leaders is necessary to successfully create and present business cases to advance safety initiatives. This toolkit includes specific recommendations and practices for a Safety–Finance Team and provides a framework for understanding, framing, and advancing patient and workforce safety.
Reasonable probability that patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
Patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
Providers and patients have identified the top 10 health care rules that they say should be changed to improve care quality—and health care executive and managers can take action on the vast majority of them, according to according to a new JAMA viewpoint from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourage health care providers to reduce avoidable readmissions, better discharge planning has become a priority for hospitals. When patient transitions are top of mind for hospitals, better care is the result.
The prospect of finding partners to achieve more than one could alone is inspiring, and the prospect of losing oneself in the process is frightening. Collaboration among a litany of health care and community-based organizations (CBOs) has become a popular approach to pursuing health improvements in cities and towns across the United States. Lauren Taylor of Health Affairs Blog dives into what to expect when managing a population health coalition.