June 7, 2018 | Health systems face numerous challenges in their efforts to improve population health. What makes a comprehensive strategy, and where do health care systems start?
Learn about Scotland’s 10-year effort to apply quality improvement on a national scale to improve patient safety, including an in-depth review of the successful Scottish Patient Safety Programme, and further QI efforts that spread across Scotland into new social policy areas such as children’s services, education, and justice.
This article contains information about the partership between Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (ANS) and IHI in creating the Appropriate Childbirth Project, which aims to encourage normal childbirth and raise awareness among future mothers and the entire obstetric care network about cesareans without clinical indication.
Through the process of delving more deeply into the topic of fostering joy in work and reducing burnout, IHI has discovered four lessons from the field of community organizing that are readily applicable to nurture joy in the health care workforce.
This case study provides an overview of the Poverty Outcomes and Improvement Network Team (POINT) initiative, a multiyear regional effort to reduce poverty in Northeast Wisconsin by teaching nonprofit organizations how to use quality improvement methods and tools to improve the services they provide to those in the community living in poverty.
Commentary from IHI faculty member Kirsten Meisinger is included in this Modern Healthcare article on team-based care.
This article includes a video interview with Barbara Balik on addressing burnout and finding joy in work.
This article includes new research on end-of-life care from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and includes commentary from Maureen Bisognano, co-chair of the Coalition .
This article discusses one hospital's success in reducing hospital aquired infections with the help of using IHI's methodologies and programs.
Six ways for health care staff to help counteract negative emotions of cancer patients are offered in this article, which may improve outcomes in cancer care.
This article contains an interview with Barbara Balik that centers on the main causes of burnout.
IHI’s Forum is highlighted in this blog post by a physician who attended the event.
This article includes comments from Don Berwick on how the NHS could benefit from a parternship from all local health and care organizations.
This article announces the #QiComms Charter launched at the 2018 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Amsterdam and includes the seven principles of the charter.
Representatives of prominent national organizations and agencies to begin work on developing a national action plan for patient safety.
May 17, 2018 | Patients and families are playing a greater role in health care quality improvement. Now, some organizations believe it's essential for patients and families to have training in basic improvement to enhance their influence and involvement.
2018 IHI Summit Sessions
This article describes lessons learned from health systems participating in the Pursuing Equity initiative that are testing changes to make health equity a strategic priority — the first pillar in the IHI Framework for Achieving Health Equity.
May 10, 2018 | The biggest challenge to quality improvement projects is often not measurement or process. It's people.
Accelerate your journey to population health. Pathways to Population Health aims to help health care organizations accelerate their individual and collective efforts to improve health, well-being, and equity within communities.