This article describes lessons from Brigham Health in Boston to develop a robust data infrastructure to understand the differential impact of COVID-19 on patients and staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing issues with health care professional burnout and joy in work. Evidence-based recommendations for “psychological PPE” (protection and support for staff mental health and well-being) are intended for use by staff providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 24, 2020 | Peer support is an effective intervention in the pursuit of care team member well-being and joy in work, and can aid in destigmatizing health-seeking behaviors among caregivers.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is pleased to announce that by the end of the year, Age-Friendly Health Systems is on track to achieve its goal of recognizing the work of 1,000 hospitals, office practices, retail clinics, and post-acute care facilities for improving care of older Americans.
Speaking at the Royal Society of Medicine’s weekly COVID-19 webinar, Don Berwick described the UK's GP practices as a "tremendous resource" for developing COVID-19 track and trace strategies.
Research suggests the prolonged social isolation for nursing home residents could have serious health implications for older adults, including premature death. In an interview,
The authors suggest a five-step strategy and actions for patient safety and quality improvement staff to employ their skills to support patients, clinical staff, and health care organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The author reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic and six areas where we face decisions about long-term change in the health care system: the speed of learning, standards, working conditions, proximity, preparedness, and equity.
Six items are proposed as an "agenda for action" that physicians, nurses, and US health care institutions could help lead as a shared endeavor for securing the health of communities.
A novel combination of IHI Breakthrough Series Collaborative tools with Project ECHO's telementoring model contributed to building quality improvement (QI) capacity and improving processes and patient experience across FQHCs participating in the Improving Clinical Flow project.
A novel Shewhart chart helped health care leaders and frontline teams understand if day-to-day variation in COVID-19 deaths may be attributed to meaningful signals of change.
Equity is an underpinning consideration in efforts to improve US health care, says Dr. Kedar Mate, the new president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Mate recently shared his perspectives on health care improvement and leading IHI with HealthLeaders.
On July 1, Dr. Kedar Mate takes over as president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He says that now, more than ever, the industry needs to rely on a science- and evidence-based approach to problem-solving.
At an online summit hosted by the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, prominent Brigham and Women's surgeon and writer Atul Gawande, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts CEO Andrew Dreyfus, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Kate DeBartolo said they're committed to fixing racial disparities.
June 26, 2020 | Learn about specific leadership behaviors and system supports needed to address the mental health and well-being needs of caregivers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This new kind of medicine — called telehealth — swept across the normally change-resistant world of health care with astonishing speed. And it is transforming doctor-patient interactions in ways that will continue to evolve.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the American Journal of Managed Care, each issue in 2020 will include an interview with a healthcare thought leader. For the June issue, AJMC turned to Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator of CMS.
As telehealth adoption takes off in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, quality analysts and health systems claim much is still unknown about the quality of these virtual visits.
June 19, 2020 | Explore the key components of a contact tracing model and the importance of engaging health care systems, community health workers, social workers, and public health departments.