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  • Improvement Blog
    Health Care Posted by Michael Briddon on Monday Nov 05 2012 The quiet elderly couple stared off into the distance How long has it been This can t be right said the woman slowly trailing off The man tan from a tropical vacation paced and looked at his phone for the fifth time in the last two minutes The crowd grew larger around them Everyone looked hopeful but very tired This is really getting ridiculous said the man There must be something wrong And how come there is no one around to ask Were they waiting for news about a loved one read full post Tag s crew resource management patient flow IHI Triple Aim Why Hospitals Should Fly patient centered care shared decision making Taking on a TEDMED Great Challenge Posted by Jameson Case on Friday Nov 02 2012 By Kedar Mate Faculty IHI Several months ago I had an opportunity to be a part of something exciting the 2012 TEDMED annual conference In addition to taking in the dazzling array of presentations on the microbiome the future of medical training guitar playing from NIH director Francis Collins and a surprise appearance from Cookie Monster I had been invited to represent a great challenge in American medicine and healthcare There were 50 challenges that had been selected by a team f read full post Tag s TEDMED Best Practices for clinical areas innovation Follow Me Subscribe Blog Archive 2016 9 January 9 2015 64 December 7 November 6 October 5 September 3 August 10 July 8 June 1 May 6 April 4 March 7 February 4 January 3 2014 50 December 9 November 3 October 3 September 4 August 3 July 9 May 2 April 2 March 12 February 2 January 1 2013 34 October 3 September 2 August

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    IHI Overview Collaboratives Initiatives Membership Programs Fellowship Programs Strategic Partnerships Customized Services Blogs and User Groups Home User Communities Blogs Improvement Blog Improvement Blog Improvement Blog IHI staff faculty and colleagues offer diverse examples and perspectives on improving health and health care building improvement capability and the science of improvement Improvement Blog Blog Home processing The Blue Shirts Go to Auckland Posted by Amanda Swiatocha on Tuesday Oct 23 2012 Why is it that certain pieces of clothing inspire specific behaviors Growing up my guidance counselor used to tell us that students who dress well and tie their shoelaces tight will do better on their final exam than their pajama clad classmates Recently I heard that wearing a sports team uniform alongside teammates in the same garb can affect self perception and confidence In a recent New York Times article I read that if you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor your read full post Tag s blueshirt National Forum Team Development Improvement Stories partnerships Follow Me Subscribe Blog Archive 2016 9 January 9 2015 64 December 7 November 6 October 5 September 3 August 10 July 8 June 1 May 6 April 4 March 7 February 4 January 3 2014 50 December 9 November 3 October 3 September 4 August 3 July 9 May 2 April 2 March 12 February 2 January 1 2013 34 October 3 September 2 August 4 July 3 June 4 May 4 April 2 March 6 February 3 January 3 2012 10 December 1 November 2 October 1 September 2 August 4 Most Popular Blog Tags Quality Improvement 44 Improvement Capability 33 Person and Family Centered Care 29 Triple Aim for Populations 26 Patient Safety 19 Improvement Methods and Tools 18 Equitable Care Delivery 17 Engage Patients and Families

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    Cambridge to Orlando Posted by Caitlin Littlefield on Friday Sep 21 2012 IHI is walking to the 24th Annual National Forum Yes you read that right The IHI staff is lacing up their sneakers for the Walk to the Forum challenge which encourages staff members to get up and walk for more exercise and a bit of fun IHI s Work Life Wellness team promoted the challenge and was thrilled to have over 80 staff members including remote workers join the challenge Everyone participating in the challenge will be wearing a pedometer and at the end of each week th read full post Tag s 24th Annual National Forum The most important conversation my family never had Posted by Alex Anderson on Monday Sep 10 2012 The first time my grandma died she was dead for seven minutes She suffered cardiac arrest In the moments leading up to this trauma my grandma was aware she was experiencing symptoms similar to a heart attack and my grandpa called for an ambulance The situation did not seem very serious After all my grandma was an active woman in her early sixties She liked to play cards read and ski Foreseeing a long typical day in a hospital emergency room my grandpa jumped in the shower Her hear read full post Tag s The Conversation Project End of Life Care Patient Family Centered Care Follow Me Subscribe Blog Archive 2016 9 January 9 2015 64 December 7 November 6 October 5 September 3 August 10 July 8 June 1 May 6 April 4 March 7 February 4 January 3 2014 50 December 9 November 3 October 3 September 4 August 3 July 9 May 2 April 2 March 12 February 2 January 1 2013 34 October 3 September 2 August 4 July 3

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    days gone by Don t those days seem so different it s hard to believe they are within our grandparents lifetimes Betty Jane Hall circa 1942 My grandmother Betty Jane or BJ as we all call her used to have a 19 inch waist Nineteen inches During WWII when she was 20 she worked as a model at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City in the custom clothes department This meant that she spent her days m read full post Tag s Patient Experience Engage Patients and Families in Care Patient Family Centered Care Meet Me in the Great Outdoors Posted by Caitlin Littlefield on Thursday Aug 16 2012 Are you looking for an active and healthy alternative to conducting a meeting in the usual cold dark conference room The answer is right outside your window I found that out when a recent check in with a colleague produced what I call the Walk and Talk I needed to discuss a project with a colleague who doesn t work in our Cambridge MA office We didn t need any PowerPoint slides or computer capabilities so I suggested we do the meeting as a Walk and Talk and she agreed The res read full post Tag s No Tags Whoever did this didn t do a very good job Posted by Michael Briddon on Friday Aug 03 2012 No one likes the dentist No one looks forward to a dentist appointment I m no different But as I walked through Harvard Square to this particular visit last week I had a little bounce in my step Why One word flossing For whatever reason maybe it s my adoption of the idea of small tests of change in my life I d made flossing a habit in the last six months So I was confident Before we get to the visit though let me back up for a moment When I started working at IHI a little read full post Tag s Patient Family Centered Care IHI Open School for Health Professions Dentistry Words Words Words Posted by Alex Anderson on Friday Aug 03 2012 Three months ago I joined my family in remembering our cousin and friend Harriet Berman At Harriet s funeral her children celebrated her life in many ways Among the many stories and reflections one message stood out to me Harriet deeply disliked the language used to describe the experience of being a cancer patient being a victim of cancer Fighting a battle with cancer Living as a survivor of cancer Harriet did not like the implications of the language Battling something implies the read full post Tag s Patient Family Centered Care Cancer Care Engage Patients and Families in Care Follow Me Subscribe Blog Archive 2016 9 January 9 2015 64 December 7 November 6 October 5 September 3 August 10 July 8 June 1 May 6 April 4 March 7 February 4 January 3 2014 50 December 9 November 3 October 3 September 4 August

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    read full post Tag s Flow Moving Patients Information and Materials Through Hospitals Hospital Quality Improvement Improvement Capability Patient Safety IHI s Ten Picks from 2015 Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Dec 18 2015 It s been a fruitful and inspiring year with so much great new improvement content that it s a challenge to choose only ten items to highlight at year s end But here in no particular order are some selections that we think are especially noteworthy Revisit your favorites or dig in for the first time if you missed them before share them with your colleagues and use them to help kick start your improvement efforts in the new year From all of us at IHI we wish you health and happy hol read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Patient Safety Quality Cost and Value Person and Family Centered Care Triple Aim for Populations Leadership Large Scale Improvement Spreading Changes Innovation and Idea Generation The Man Behind the MOOC A New IHI HarvardX Online Course on Quality Improvement in Health Care Posted by Don Goldmann on Thursday Dec 17 2015 The first thing I have to say is that I didn t come up with the title for this blog post I would never choose something so self promotional but my editor on the course Mike Briddon insisted Mike is one of those energetic creative people at IHI who adds to the fun fast paced atmosphere at our office in Cambridge Massachusetts USA I must say I am blessed to work at IHI an organization that has been a leader in defining the field of quality improvement in health care for read full post Tag s Quality Improvement Improvement Capability Improvement Methods and Tools Don t Go It Alone How to Get the Most Out of Any Conference Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Tuesday Dec 15 2015 Camille Graham MD is the executive community physician leader for Cincinnati Children s Hospital and Medical Center She s attended IHI s Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community for the last four years In this post she shares her tips for taking full advantage of attending a conference with colleagues Follow Dr Camille Graham at ccgrahammd on Twitter Improving health and health care is tough No one person no matter how dedicated or passionate ca read full post Tag s Summit Office Practice and Community Community Quality Improvement Improvement Capability Patient Safety Worth the Investment Why One Quality Director Believes in Building Improvement Skills Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Thursday Nov 19 2015 Stephanie Calcasola has seen firsthand the challenges of improvement in a large academic medical center As Director of Quality and Medical Management at Baystate Medical Center she works with a team to improve quality reduce costs and make care more patient centered at a 716 bed academic medical center in Springfield Massachusetts In this post she explains why quality improvement training has helped her staff reach the

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    eat the whole elephant eat the elephant one read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Population Health Community IHI s Ten Picks from 2015 Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Dec 18 2015 It s been a fruitful and inspiring year with so much great new improvement content that it s a challenge to choose only ten items to highlight at year s end But here in no particular order are some selections that we think are especially noteworthy Revisit your favorites or dig in for the first time if you missed them before share them with your colleagues and use them to help kick start your improvement efforts in the new year From all of us at IHI we wish you health and happy hol read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Patient Safety Quality Cost and Value Person and Family Centered Care Triple Aim for Populations Leadership Large Scale Improvement Spreading Changes Innovation and Idea Generation Health Care Isn t Enough Using Community Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Thursday Nov 19 2015 IHI Director Cory Sevin first experienced the powerful influence of social determinants of health decades ago when she worked as a community based public health nurse In this post she describes how health care has come full circle as she s learning about innovative partnerships between health care providers and their communities Sevin is faculty at the IHI National Forum where she is co teaching Learning Lab L24 Health System Design to Impact Social Determinants of Health on Sunday Decem read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Community Using Improvement Science to Close the Mental Health Treatment Gap in Low and Middle Income Countries Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Oct 16 2015 According to IHI faculty member and Senior Improvement Advisor Tricia Bolender it s not a lack of clinical knowledge that prevents closing the global mental health treatment gap Instead she argues it s a deficit in the use of effective implementation methods In this post Bolender describes the early learning in a global initiative to use quality improvement methods to spread effective mental health care A Billion Minds and Lives is a global mental health initiative that strives to close read full post Tag s Behavioral Health Low and Middle Income Countries LMIC Triple Aim for Populations Improvement Methods and Tools Quality Improvement Moving from the Medical Home to the Medical Neighborhood to Better Serve Patients with Complex Needs Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Thursday Oct 15 2015 The Integrated Care Program at Colorado s Mountain Family Health Centers MFHC aims to not only strengthen clinical care quality but also to make community services such as education skills training reliable transportation and legal services more accessible in order to raise both the physical and mental well being of Medicaid patients with complex needs In this post MFHC s former Medical Director of Integrated Care Ken Davis CEO Ross Brooks and Integrated Care

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    Cambridge Massachusetts USA I must say I am blessed to work at IHI an organization that has been a leader in defining the field of quality improvement in health care for read full post Tag s Quality Improvement Improvement Capability Improvement Methods and Tools Innovation Is No Lightning Strike How to Maximize the Value of Your New Ideas Posted by Stephanie Garry Garfunkel on Friday Nov 06 2015 How can organizations that are working to improve health outcomes incorporate innovation into their work How can they get the most out of the investments they are making in innovation In this post IHI Senior Vice President for Innovation Kedar Mate MD and IHI Senior Research Associate Mara Laderman MSPH explain that successful health care delivery innovation requires disciplined processes rather than divine inspiration or vast resources Dr Mate will be one of the featured speakers at th read full post Tag s Leadership Improvement Methods and Tools Innovation and Idea Generation Using Improvement Science to Close the Mental Health Treatment Gap in Low and Middle Income Countries Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Oct 16 2015 According to IHI faculty member and Senior Improvement Advisor Tricia Bolender it s not a lack of clinical knowledge that prevents closing the global mental health treatment gap Instead she argues it s a deficit in the use of effective implementation methods In this post Bolender describes the early learning in a global initiative to use quality improvement methods to spread effective mental health care A Billion Minds and Lives is a global mental health initiative that strives to close read full post Tag s Behavioral Health Low and Middle Income Countries LMIC Triple Aim for Populations Improvement Methods and Tools Quality Improvement 5 Steps for Creating Value Through Process Mapping and Observation Posted by Jo Ann Endo on Thursday Oct 01 2015 As health care systems try to adapt their processes to deliver the same level of excellent care to every patient every time they need tools to objectively analyze their current practices In this blog post IHI faculty members Kevin Little PhD and Mike Barbati MHA describe how to use process mapping as a tool to understand and visualize a current system to target improvement efforts Kevin Little is faculty for the upcoming IHI Expedition Preparing for New Models of Joint Replacement Care read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Improvement Methods and Tools process mapping Quality Cost and Value Reliable Processes Like Magic Every system is perfectly designed Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Aug 21 2015 The quotation Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets has been popularized in the health care improvement world yet most don t know to whom the quote should be attributed In a recent blog post Earl Conway and Paul Batalden IHI Senior Fellow and Founding Chair of the IHI Board of Directors clarify its origins This content originally appeared on the Patient Safety read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Quality

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    There have been standards minimum expectations for an organization things you must demonstr read full post Tag s Equitable Care Delivery Disparities Health Equity health literacy Leadership Improving Population Health and Health Equity Are Not One and the Same Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Tuesday Jul 14 2015 The IHI Innovation team is working to identify and test high leverage approaches for hospitals and health systems to work with their communities to improve outcomes for the entire population and distribute those outcomes for all Mara Laderman MSPH is a Senior Research Associate on IHI s Innovation Team and John Whittington MD is an IHI Senior Fellow and Lead Faculty for the Triple Aim at IHI Improving population health does not always mean better outcomes for all In their seminal pape read full post Tag s Population Health Equitable Care Delivery Innovation and Idea Generation Triple Aim for Populations IHI 90 Day R D Process CHNAs and Beyond Hospitals and Community Health Improvement Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday May 15 2015 To manage true population health hospitals and health systems must partner with a broad spectrum of stakeholders who share ownership for improving health in our communities writes Catherine Craig MPA MSW She is faculty for the IHI webinar series that begins on July 30 Beyond the CHNA Hospitals and the Community Health Improvement Process There is a flurry of education around community health needs assessments CHNAs with US hospitals working to meet the recent IRS requirements The c read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Equitable Care Delivery Population Health Hospital Community What Does Quality Improvement Have to Offer blacklivesmatter Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday May 15 2015 Racism impacts health and health improvement is our work In this blog post Amy Reid MPH Senior Research Associate at IHI and co chair of IHI s Diversity and Inclusion Council and Ron Wyatt MD MHA DMS Hon Medical Director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission discuss three ways the field of quality improvement can contribute to current national conversations on racism and blacklivesmatter Amy Reid left and Ron Wyatt right What is quality improv read full post Tag s Quality Improvement Equitable Care Delivery Health Reform in the US Redesign Processes and Systems Improvement Capability Improvement Methods and Tools Transforming Diabetes Care in a High Risk Community Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Feb 27 2015 An underserved community in California is at high risk for diabetes and a local clinic is redesigning its processes to identify and treat those at risk for complications related to diabetes to provide better access to care and reduce the spread of this condition In the following blog post Contra Costa Regional Medical Center diabetes educator Yahya Abdolcader BSN RN CDE PHN shares some of the reasons he is personally invested in the work he is doing in the community As a kid I remember read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Diabetes Access Equitable

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