In this article, Alice Bonner provides commentary on IHI's Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. “Age friendly is about older adults, but it’s also really about families and communities. Age friendly means a health system that is supportive and leads to good health outcomes for people at any age — not just older adults,” says Alice Bonner.
This article discusses the National Patient Safety Collaborative (NPSC), a partnership between IHI and the Hamad Healthcare Quality institute. The NPSC aims to raise safety standards across the country's public healthcare sector.
This article highlights IHI's new governance framework and assessment tool—Governance of Quality Assessment (GQA)— that supports healthcare trustees and executives in their responsibilities to oversee quality of care by defining core processes, culture, and commitment for excellence in quality.
Amy Reid leads efforts to advance health equity at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Reid, who heads the institute's Pursuing Equity initiative, spoke with Interact for Health about ways the institute is working to reduce health inequities in the United States and abroad.
This article includes commentary from three IHI experts on their work with a La Crosse country group in their fight against the opioid epidemic.
This article includes commentary from IHI experts on their work with a La Crosse County group in their fight against the opioid epidemic.
Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS), in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been growing. Five pioneering systems are currently in place with another 75 coming onboard around the US. The foundation’s goal is to have 20 percent of health systems nationwide “Age-Friendly” by 2020.
Health care organizations must build partnerships to address social determinants of health in the communities they serve, Don Berwick, MD, former CMS administrator, told HealthLeaders at the 2018 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Forum.
An acclaimed Texas A&M marketing professor argues that well-designed and executed service guarantees will strengthen an organization’s culture of service excellence.
January 17, 2019 | Is there a better way for boards to fulfill their mandate of ensuring health systems live up to theirs on quality?
This article presents an overview of the IHI Psychology of Change Framework with key takeaways for leaders, to help them understand why people resist change and how to activate people to advance and sustain improved care.
Jay Bhatt, DO, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association, shares his reflections on the IHI National Forum.
At MedStar Health, taking on patient safety has come to look a lot like treating disease.
Healthcare services can be frustratingly resistant to innovation. At the recent World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) in Qatar, discussion was focused on how we can change practice within health services in order to improve healthcare.
The aging of our population, coupled with advances in medical care, has led to people living longer with chronic conditions.
December 20, 2018 | Whether it’s blowing the whistle on the dangerous levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, championing the healing powers of dance and movement in hospitals, or shining a human spotlight on disease outbreaks throughout the world, this special edition of WIHI features a panel of outstanding women who are creatively and effectively reshaping caregiving.
As providers push quality improvement initiatives, a key part of making those changes stick is emphasizing the human element.
A significant challenge in quality improvement is demonstrating the return on investment.
For patients with multiple morbidities, multidisciplinary care team meetings can develop valuable approaches to effective treatment.