Last year, the influential John A. Hartford Foundation, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the American Hospital Association kicked off an initiative called Age-Friendly Health Systems. Their aim is to install a very different model of care in 1,000 hospitals by 2020.
A "nursing bundle" consists of three to five evidence-based practices for nurses to consistently execute. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System implemented a "nursing bundle" in an effort to streamline the patient experience and improve satisfaction, according to a case study published on NEJM Catalyst.
Age brings a greater risk of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Does your doctor know what’s important to you? Does he or she know what you want from your health care? Has your physician ever asked? And if so, did the doctor listen to your answer?
April 4, 2017 | Best practices for older or elderly patients aren’t always top of mind, and practitioners don't always know how they might do things differently. Now, a small group of health systems is about to test some new, evidenced-based interventions that promise to model for the rest of the industry.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, kicked off its 18th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community, April 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. Against the backdrop of ongoing uncertainty in the US health care sector, hundreds of motivated health improvers, health care professionals, and community change agents are gathered at this year’s Summit to take stock of progress with new, more integrated patient care models and to co-create solutions to new challenges.
Vidant Health has committed itself to a two-year initiative to pursue equity within the medical world through the help of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Understanding your unconscious biases will make hiring decisions, disciplinary choices, relationships and clinical care more equitable.
On Monday, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement launched Pursuing Equity, a two-year initiative to reduce health and healthcare access inequities, with nine health systems spread across the nation signing on to participate.
April 6, 2017 | So, does everyone have a documented health care proxy? None of us likes to imagine being unable able to speak for ourselves when it comes to our health care. But situations arise throughout our lives when we need a trusted person to communicate with doctors and nurses on our behalf. And, if we are facing care decisions near the end of life, a trusted proxy can play a crucial role ensuring our wishes are respected.
Ethiopia's national document, the Health Sector Development Programme (HSDP) is developed to transform healthcare quality. The ultimate aim of the National Strategy is to consistently ensure and improve the outcomes of clinical care, patient safety and patient-centeredness while increasing access and equity for all segments of society. This editorial describes the ways in which Ethiopia is transforming healthcare quality service.
As the baby boomer generation ages, health systems face the challenge of providing adequate care to this growing demographic. The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the American Hospital Association, along with other partners, have launched an Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative to meet the complex needs of aging adults. This new initiative, designed to meet the needs of seniors, could be in 1,000 care sites by 2020.
Kirk B. Jensen, M.D., MBA, a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston and chair of IHI's collaborative on Improving Flow in the Acute Care Setting and Operational and Clinical Improvement in the ED, believes when matching your staffing capabilities or capacity to demand, all EDs reach an inflection point.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) kicked off a two-year initiative, Pursuing Equity, that aims to reduce inequities in health and health care access, treatment, and outcomes by implementing comprehensive strategies to create and sustain equitable health systems. Nine health care organizations—diverse in size, geography, and patient populations served—will work with IHI and learn from one another.
March 23, 2017 | There’s a lot of attention being paid to developing new models to care for and support patients with multiple, complex health problems. And for good reason.
This is the first in a yearlong series of articles in which H&HN Senior Writer Marty Stempniak will focus on crucial lessons from hospitals that have responded to the epidemic of violence plaguing our nation. Stempniak will examine mass casualty events like those that occurred in Orlando, Fla., and Dallas, as well as the seemingly intractable day-to-day cycle of violence the afflicts too many American neighborhoods.
Two leading patient safety organizations have agreed to join forces to accelerate efforts to improve patient and workforce safety initiatives. The IHI and the NPSF will merge on May 1, the organizations announced Monday to kickoff Patient Safety Awareness Week. The organizations believe that together they will have a stronger impact on the patient safety movement
Two organizations that have played major roles in promoting quality healthcare are merging, according to a joint announcement Monday from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation. IHI CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organizations, which together are calling for a "coordinated system-wide effort geared at providing safe care delivery across all aspects of care."
Two influential Boston-area groups say that patient safety movement is due for a reboot. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement said that it will combine forces with the National Patient Safety Foundation, effective on May 1. As a part of the merge announcement, the NPSF released a public health call that inolves six steps to respond to the current state of preventable adverse events in health care.
Two prominent advocates of improving patient safety, the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will join forces and become one organization as of May 1, 2017. CEOs Derek Feeley and Tejal Gandhi share the reasons behind the merge.