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WIHI: Pursuing Health Equity in North Carolina

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:55:03 GMT

April 19, 2018 | Eight health systems, including one in North Carolina, are working with IHI to elevate health equity to a strategic priority, confront institutional racism, and improve the livelihood and health of their patients, employees, and surrounding communities.

Integrating Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department and Upstream

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:26:18 GMT

This report discusses barriers to integrating behavioral health in the ED; presents the results of a literature scan of existing models to address behavioral health needs in the ED and in communities; and identifies five drivers (emerging from six key themes from existing approaches) that form the building blocks of a theory of change for making improvements in this area.​

IHI/NPSF DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses 2018 Honorees Announced

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:15:31 GMT

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the DAISY Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2018 IHI/NPSF DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. Erin Harlow-Parker, MS, APRN, PMSCNS-BC, of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has been chosen to receive the individual award. The team award will go to the Surgical Care Unit at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. The awards will be conferred during the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress, which takes place May 23-25, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Why Focusing on Professional Burnout Is Not Enough

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:47:59 GMT

With professional burnout rates in health care at an all-time high, IHI suggests shifting the focus from “burnout” to “joy in work.” This article describes the role of leaders and four proven steps to create joy in work.

WIHI: Sustaining and Strengthening Safety Huddles

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:04:01 GMT

April 5, 2018 | The safety huddle​ has become an important way for hospitals to surface safety concerns affecting patients and the workforce. But what does it mean for patient safety when it becomes just another meeting?

Order from Chaos: Accelerating Care Integration

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:05:49 GMT

Too often, care integration — the planned, thoughtful design of the care process for the benefit and protection of the patient — is lacking. This Lucian Leape Institute report addresses the issue of care integration with the aim of outlining the major barriers to effective integration and providing a framework for further consideration and action among stakeholders.

Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:03:50 GMT

This Lucian Leape Institute report details how workplace safety is inextricably linked to patient safety. It highlights vulnerabilities common in health care organizations, discusses the costs of inaction, outlines what a healthy and safe workplace would look like, and offers seven recommendations for actions that organizations need to pursue to effect real change.

Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:03:41 GMT

This Lucian Leape Institute report is a call to action for health leaders, clinicians, and policy makers to take the necessary steps to ensure patient and family engagement at all levels of health care. It identifies specific action items for health leaders, clinicians, and policy makers to pursue in making patient and family engagement a core value in the provision of health care.

Transforming Health Care: A Compendium of Reports from the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:03:18 GMT

A guide for health care leaders in assessing where their organizations stand in the journey to safer care and what steps they can take to make greater progress.

Unmet Needs: Teaching Physicians to Provide Safe Patient Care

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:02:44 GMT

Unmet Needs is the culmination of three Lucian Leape Institute roundtable discussions and makes key recommendations for reforming medical education in order to improve patient safety. The paper was the first in a series of such reports on issues identified as top priorities in ongoing efforts to improve patient safety.

Shining a Light: Safer Health Care Through Transparency

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 20:02:32 GMT

This Lucian Leape Institute report offers sweeping recommendations to bring greater transparency in four domains: between clinicians and patients; among clinicians within an organization; between organizations; and between organizations and the public. It makes the case that true transparency will result in improved outcomes, fewer medical errors, more satisfied patients, and lowered costs of care.

Sutter Lakeside Hospital Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:30:54 GMT

This article contains the experiences of Sutter Lakeside Hospital in celebrating IHI's Patient Safety Awareness Week, a week dedicated to increasing awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public.

Cristin Lind and Kyle Knox: Co-producing Conferences With Patients—Challenges and Opportunities

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:23:48 GMT

Cristin Lind and Kyle Knox discuss their experience of co-producing a conference with patients.

Industry Voices—You Can’t Protect Your Patients Without Protecting Your Workers

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:13:48 GMT

In the health care industry’s drive to improve patient safety, leaders may not be paying enough attention to the safety of their workforce. This is a commentary from David Michaels, PhD, MPH, former head of OSHA and member of the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute.

5 Aspects of an Effective Hospital Chief Quality Officer

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:07:34 GMT

David M. Williams, Ph.D., executive director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, writes in Hospital Impact about five things that make for an effective hospital chief quality officer.

Q&A with IHI CEO Derek Feeley: Address Clinician Burnout by Bringing Back Joy

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:56:49 GMT

IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley was recently interviewed in Modern Healthcare on tackling clinician burnout. He discusses joy in work and how the recent merger between IHI and NPSF will allow the organizations to make progress by building a more systematic approach to safety.

Gearing Up for Patient Safety Awareness Week

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:48:45 GMT

Almost a year after announcing its merger with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) celebrated Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW). Running through March 17, the week is focused on culture of safety and patient engagement.

Work at Raigmore Hospital Improves Patient Care

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:40:34 GMT

In this article, Amy Noble, senior charge nurse at Raigmore Hospital discusses how with the support of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), they have been collecting data to help improve patient care.

Key Learning from IHI National Forum

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:35:24 GMT

In this piece, Dr. Jared Capouya reflects on the key learnings he took away from the 2017 IHI National Forum.

If Healthcare Is a Human Right, How Do We Get There?

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:27:34 GMT

This article contains the views of Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP along with others from a session called “Single-Payer Healthcare: Is It the Right Approach for the US?” at the 2018 National Health Policy Conference of America’s Health Insurance Plans in Washington, DC.

Lessons in Leadership: Della Lin

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:14:02 GMT

This interview with Della Lin was recorded at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 29th Annual National Forum in Orlando, Florida.