April 18, 2019 | When a patient is unintentionaly harmed, how should organizations respond?
2019 IHI DAISY Awards Announced
This article includes comments from Derek Feeley on IHI's collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation on the 2019 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare.
Remarks from IHI's Kate DeBartolo are included in this article about advance care planning for cancer patients.
Commentary from IHI's Ninon Lewis and Soma Stout are included in this article, which accompanied the publication’s release of its second annual Healthiest Communities ranking. Ninon’s remarks focus on the need for health systems to continue to think beyond the walls of traditional medical care in order to address the challenges which prevent people from staying healthy. Soma’s commentary highlights the existence of deep-rooted inequities in US communities which impact overall health and wellbeing.
The Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System
IHI, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, recently completed a two-part project, including convening an expert panel, to better understand the extent of safety issues in home care, what infrastructure already exist to advance safe care, and what the path forward looks like to reduce the risks for both care recipients and their caregivers. This blog post presents key findings from the project, with emphasis on the home care workforce. With home care being the fastest-growing piece of the health care pie, the time is ripe to take steps to improve safety.
In practice, "Improving Patient Safety on a Large Scale in Brazil" captures ideas from all people working within intensive care units (ICUs) to find a solution that meets the prevention rules set forth in the methodology of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Commentary from Don Goldmann is included in this article about a patient safety penalty program. In his remarks, which close out the story, Don advocates for more transparency, noting that hospitals do their patients a public service by making available key quality and safety measures and providing explanations for low ratings.
Commentary from IHI's Cory Sevin is featured in this piece about the use of technology in health care.
This article discusses Care Option, an online patient and carer feedback service, and references IHI's 2019 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Glasgow.
This article focuses on research by IHI's Lucian Leape Institute which included more than 60 interviews with thought leaders in governance education, representatives of state hospital associations, board leaders and health system leaders, and found that boards are increasingly devoting time to overseeing quality but aren’t confident they are doing the right work.
IHI's 2019 Patient Safety Awareness Week webcast on the importance of broadening the focus of patient safety efforts to the ambulatory setting is highlighted in this article.
March 21, 2019 | Why is it so hard to explain patient safety outside of health care?
This piece by Kedar Mate and Jeff Rakover focuses on the everyday management tactics that can be used to create a culture of transparency, continuous improvement, and frontline engagement.
This is a commentary from Uma Kotagal in which she describes Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s participation in the Pursuing Perfection Initiative, stating that the grant the hospital received as part of the effort included important improvement training from IHI.
This article highlights the 2019 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare taking place in Doha.
This article in the La Crosse Tribune spotlights the local decrease in opioid-related deaths, noting the impact of the Alliance to HEAL and mentions IHI’s role in guiding the work.
This article describes the High-Performance Management System, a model developed by IHI to drive sustained value improvement via culture change.