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    full post Tag s Collaboratives IHI Breakthrough Series model Improvement Capability Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV HIV AIDS Maternal and Child Health Africa How to Improve the Health of Patients with Complex Care Needs Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Monday Jun 22 2015 To prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits for patients with complex care needs San Francisco Health Network SFHN has established interdisciplinary complex care management teams in which they embed nurse care managers health coaches social workers and others in primary care health centers to provide additional wraparound services for patients Elizabeth Davis MD Medical Director of Care Coordination for SFHN Primary Care describes how program patients hospital days droppe read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Chronic Condition Cost Containment and Reduction Data Reporting and Analysis Collaboratives IHI Breakthrough Series model Engage Patients and Families in Care Population Health Primary Care Better Health and Lower Costs for People with Complex Chronic Conditions in Louisiana Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Monday May 18 2015 Louisiana has a high prevalence of chronic diseases such as hypertension diabetes chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease With a common vision to improve primary care delivery for patients with complex chronic conditions Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health formed the Louisiana Alliance for Better Health LABH Primary care physician Ross Hamic MD is a core team member for LABH s participation in IHI s read full post Tag s Triple Aim for Populations Chronic Condition Cost Containment and Reduction Data Reporting and Analysis Collaboratives IHI Breakthrough Series model Engage Patients and Families in Care Population Health Primary Care Regional Improvement Breakthrough Series Collaboratives Organ Donations and Me Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Tuesday Aug 19 2014 Kelly McCutcheon Adams is a Director at IHI teaching the Breakthrough Series College and other IHI courses Organ donation rates Breakthough Series Collaboratives and teaching If you had asked me in early 2003 when I was the Emergency Department and Trauma ICU social worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston to explain these three elements and how I was involved with each you would ve been met with a blank look of confusion and some awkward silence Ten years later I can read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Breakthrough Series College Collaboratives IHI Breakthrough Series model The Breakthrough Series Collaborative Method Improving Health Care and a Whole Lot More Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Tuesday Jul 22 2014 Marie Schall is a Director at IHI and has been senior faculty for IHI s Breakthrough Series College Marie is also responsible for the ongoing development of IHI s spread methodology and programming What do large scale improvement efforts in patient safety educational curricula landscaping energy efficiency foster care organ donation and primary care practices all have in common They have all been topics for which the Breakthrough Series Collaborative BTS method has been successfully a read full post Tag

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    post Tag s The Conversation Project End of Life Care There s a Hole in the Bucket Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Mar 13 2015 Kelly McCutcheon Adams is Director at IHI for the Conversation Ready seminar In this blog post she describes the many opportunities for improving how health care providers receive record and respect every patient s end of life wishes A colleague recently asked me in my role as the director of the Conversation Ready work at IHI what I saw as the biggest challenge of delivering appropriate end of life care Is it a Patients not having the right conversation and documents executed b Provid read full post Tag s Person and Family Centered Care The Conversation Project End of Life Care Engage Patients and Families in Care Person Centered Care Bringing End of Life Conversations Home Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Wednesday Jan 14 2015 Being part of IHI s Conversation Ready Community gave me a much better understanding of what we need to do in elder services to make care more coordinated and begin to initiate end of life conversations with older adults says Kim Flowers a social worker with the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley ESMV in Lawrence Massachusetts and panelist at the Conversation Ready Seminar ESMV a community based elder services home care program was the only non hospital participant in IHI s recen read full post Tag s The Conversation Project Conversation Ready End of Life Care Engage Patients and Families in Care Person and Family Centered Care What Matters to You A Letter to IHI Posted by John Gauthier on Monday Jul 07 2014 Peter Libby is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience The following post is from a letter he wrote to IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams about his experience in the health care system as a patient diagnosed with Crohn s disease Libby 51 shares his story of deciding what his end of life care wishes are after a series of debilitating hospitalizations for septic shock I am a Registered Nurse RN with over 25 years of nursing experience I have had the good fortune t read full post Tag s Palliative Care Disease Management Changes Patient Family Member Patient Family Centered Care End of Life Care The Conversation Project Conversation Ready Person and Family Centered Care Sepsis End of Life Care Doing the Right Thing for Patients Posted by John Gauthier on Thursday May 01 2014 University of Kansas Medical Center Vice President of Performance Improvement Terry Rusconi is a participant in the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community The goal of the Community is to help health care organizations become Conversation Ready that is to help them establish processes to understand what matters most to patients and families at the end of life develop appropriate goals for end of life care and to ensure that end of life wishes are respected and carried out In this i read full

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    Centered Care National Forum Patient Family Member Scholarship Recognizes Patient and Family Advisors Engaged in Improving Safety and Quality Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Wednesday Jul 16 2014 The annual James B Conway Scholarship to attend IHI s National Forum is awarded to one patient and family advisor each year This post was written by Angela Zambeaux a Senior Project Manager at IHI who is engaged in IHI s work in person and family centered care The best thing about attending the Forum was networking with other people doing great work in patient engagement patient and family advisors advocates and patient and family centered care professionals says Brandelyn Bergsedt read full post Tag s National Forum Person and Family Centered Care Patient Family Member Patient Safety Quality Improvement Engage Patients and Families in Improvement What Matters to You A Letter to IHI Posted by John Gauthier on Monday Jul 07 2014 Peter Libby is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience The following post is from a letter he wrote to IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams about his experience in the health care system as a patient diagnosed with Crohn s disease Libby 51 shares his story of deciding what his end of life care wishes are after a series of debilitating hospitalizations for septic shock I am a Registered Nurse RN with over 25 years of nursing experience I have had the good fortune t read full post Tag s Palliative Care Disease Management Changes Patient Family Member Patient Family Centered Care End of Life Care The Conversation Project Conversation Ready Person and Family Centered Care Sepsis Constructively Disgruntled Finding the Most Effective Patient and Family Advisors Posted by John Gauthier on Monday Apr 28 2014 IHI Lead for Public and Patient Engagement Martha Hayward is faculty for the IHI Expedition on Patient and Family Advisors Getting the Most Out of Your Partnership In this interview with IHI project assistant Sarah Konstantino she talks about the keys to identifying the most effective patient and family advisors Q Why is it so important to have patient and family advisors I am really glad you asked me that question because most people jump to the idea that the most important thing is having read full post Tag s Engage Patients and Families in Care Engage Patients and Families in Improvement Person and Family Centered Care Patient Family Member Family caregivers and caregiving all aspects Family Health Team Patient Family Centered Care Patient Engagement Senior Leader Administrator When Why Are You Here Today Is the Most Important Thing You Can Be Asked Posted by John Gauthier on Wednesday Mar 19 2014 Martha Hayward is IHI s Lead for Patient and Public Engagement and is involved in IHI s Always Events initative Listen to her on a recent WIHI on Recognizing Person and Family Centered Care On the morning of my bilateral mastectomy my husband and I checked in at hospital admissions at 6am As the woman behind the

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    in Care Prevention and Wellness Primary Care Why What Matters to You Should Matter in Healthcare Posted by John Gauthier on Friday Mar 07 2014 A guest post by Jennifer Bennet Executive Director for The Family Van As IHI s Maureen Bisognano has been saying of late we need to flip healthcare from What s the Matter with you to What Matters to You While I am in complete agreement with her our healthcare system has a lot of catching up to do When we highlight the stories of our successes the times where our patients not only survived but thrived what mattered to them were relationships Why are community health workers so succes read full post Tag s Disparities Equitable Care Delivery Health Equity Mobile Health Map Access Community community based access and care for underserved populations community coalitions community collaboratives program integrity Community Engagement Some Is Still Not A Number Soon Is Still Not A Time Posted by John Gauthier on Wednesday Mar 05 2014 In December 2004 Don Berwick announced a campaign with the mission of saving 100 000 lives Declaring in his speech that some is not a number soon is not a time the 100 000 Lives Campaign posed the challenge of producing measurable results in patient care within a specific time frame on a national scale It was bold it was direct and it was necessary It called the US health care quality improvement community to action to improve our current system by eliminating needless harm and death read full post Tag s Health Equity Triple Aim for Populations Triple Aim The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost Mobile Health Map Access Disparities Equitable Care Delivery Guest Post The Family Van Posted by John Gauthier on Wednesday Mar 05 2014 If we hope to improve health and healthcare we will need innovative ideas that expand the boundaries of the traditional healthcare system and address the gaps in health equity Mobile Health Clinics like The Family Van can be part of that solution They link neighborhood residents who are disengaged or mistrustful to the clinical care and improve the detection and management of chronic diseases for our most vulnerable populations Twenty two years ago the founder of the Family Van Dr Nan read full post Tag s Health Equity Access Triple Aim The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost Mobile Health Map community based access and care for underserved populations Meet the Mobile Health Tour Boston Posted by John Gauthier on Tuesday Mar 04 2014 Yesterday we announced plans for IHI s Mobile Health Tour a three day glimpse at innovative health care providers who are bringing the right care at the right time to the right communities We ll be talking about mobile clinics all week here at the IHI Blogs and over on Twitter and Facebook and starting on Thursday we ll be bringing you live updates from the road Today we want to introduce

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    of UPMC describes how shadowing is also used to increase value by reducing waste and cutting costs while simultaneously improving outcomes and the patient experience D read full post Tag s Quality Improvement Quality Cost and Value Person and Family Centered Care Cost Containment and Reduction Communication 4 Ways to Improve the Joint Replacement Hospital Discharge Process Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Thursday Oct 22 2015 Experts predict that the number of primary total knee replacements will increase 673 percent by 2030 How can health systems improve outcomes for patients receiving joint replacements while also controlling costs One way is to discharge patients home instead of to a skilled nursing facility after surgery In this post Dawn Scott Clinical Services Director at Franciscan St Francis a participant in IHI s Joint Replacement Learning Community offers tips for increasing the likelihood of a home read full post Tag s Quality Improvement Quality Cost and Value Person and Family Centered Care Cost Containment and Reduction Communication Discharge Planning How I Became a Patient Advocate Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Mar 06 2015 After knee replacement surgery about five years ago Rosie Bartel contracted a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA infection that ultimately led to the amputation of her right leg In this blog post Mrs Bartel describes how she turned this life changing event into her passion to advocate for the patient s role in improving patient safety Watch this brief video of Rosie Bartel talking about the keys to person and family centered care When I think about when I became involved in read full post Tag s Patient Safety Infection Healthcare Associated HAI Engage Patients and Families in Improvement Communication Engaging the Patient in Patient Safety Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Mar 06 2015 In this guest blog post in honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week Dr Mike Posencheg describes how his experience as a patient has informed his views on engaging patients to improve patient safety Posencheg is the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Nursery and Newborn Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania He completed the IHI Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program in 2012 It was nearly eight years ago but I still vividly remember awakening after double read full post Tag s Patient Safety Quality Improvement Engage Patients and Families in Improvement Communication Including the Patient Voice on Patient Safety Committees Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Thursday Mar 05 2015 Recruiting patients and families for hospital Patient Safety Committees is essential to keeping our work truly patient centered says Susan P Lawson Baystate Medical Center Patient and Family Advisory Council member in this guest blog post Recruiting patients and families for hospital Patient Safety Committees is essential to keeping our work truly patient centered But still recruiting lay people for this critical work may seem daunting and downright scary Think of it airing dirty laund read full post Tag s Patient Safety Person and Family Centered Care Engage Patients and Families in

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    the Lowest Cost Community community based access and care for underserved populations MobileClinics Day 3 Photos from Washington DC Posted by John Gauthier on Monday Mar 10 2014 The Mobile Health Tour arrived in Washington DC late Saturday night After a few days on the road we were starting to feel a bit tired but the DC mobile clinics provided the energy boost we needed TownHall Education Arts Recreation Campus located in Southeast DC is a home away from home for the many underserved children and adults of East of the River enabling them to participate in dance classes music instructions fine arts academics continuing education mentoring tutoring recreat read full post Tag s Mobile Health Map Disparities Equitable Care Delivery Triple Aim The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost Reducing Avoidable ED Visits Triple Aim Prototyping Community community based access and care for underserved populations MobileClinics Day 2 Photos from NYC Posted by John Gauthier on Saturday Mar 08 2014 Our second stop on the Mobile Health Tour brought us to the heart of Manhattan Five mobile clinics lined 14th Street just beyond Union Square Park During a bustling Friday morning we heard from Marie Schall an IHI Director Anthony Vavasis Director of Medicine with Callen Lorde Community Health Center and Delaney Gracy CMO for the http www childrenshealthfund org health care for kids national network nyc homeless Marie spoke to the importance of innovation Great health care requires c read full post Tag s Disparities Equitable Care Delivery equity Mobile Health Map Community community based access and care for underserved populations Triple Aim The Best Care for the Whole Population at the Lowest Cost Reducing Avoidable ED Visits Triple Aim Prototyping Why What Matters to You Should Matter in Healthcare Posted by John Gauthier on Friday Mar 07 2014 A guest post by Jennifer Bennet Executive Director for The Family Van As IHI s Maureen Bisognano has been saying of late we need to flip healthcare from What s the Matter with you to What Matters to You While I am in complete agreement with her our healthcare system has a lot of catching up to do When we highlight the stories of our successes the times where our patients not only survived but thrived what mattered to them were relationships Why are community health workers so succes read full post Tag s Disparities Equitable Care Delivery Health Equity Mobile Health Map Access Community community based access and care for underserved populations community coalitions community collaboratives program integrity Community Engagement Guest Post The Family Van Posted by John Gauthier on Wednesday Mar 05 2014 If we hope to improve health and healthcare we will need innovative ideas that expand the boundaries of the traditional healthcare system and address the gaps in health equity Mobile Health Clinics like The Family Van can be part of that solution They link neighborhood residents who are disengaged or mistrustful to the clinical care and improve the detection and

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    Ready End of Life Care Engage Patients and Families in Care Person and Family Centered Care What Matters to You A Letter to IHI Posted by John Gauthier on Monday Jul 07 2014 Peter Libby is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience The following post is from a letter he wrote to IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams about his experience in the health care system as a patient diagnosed with Crohn s disease Libby 51 shares his story of deciding what his end of life care wishes are after a series of debilitating hospitalizations for septic shock I am a Registered Nurse RN with over 25 years of nursing experience I have had the good fortune t read full post Tag s Palliative Care Disease Management Changes Patient Family Member Patient Family Centered Care End of Life Care The Conversation Project Conversation Ready Person and Family Centered Care Sepsis End of Life Care Doing the Right Thing for Patients Posted by John Gauthier on Thursday May 01 2014 University of Kansas Medical Center Vice President of Performance Improvement Terry Rusconi is a participant in the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community The goal of the Community is to help health care organizations become Conversation Ready that is to help them establish processes to understand what matters most to patients and families at the end of life develop appropriate goals for end of life care and to ensure that end of life wishes are respected and carried out In this i read full post Tag s The Conversation Project Conversation Ready Memberships Networks and Collaboratives Hospice End of Life Care End of Life discussions Palliative Care palliative care Infusion Therapy Palliative Care Nursing Palliative medicine Advance care planning Advance Directives Person and Family Centered Care Person Centered Care Putting Conversation Ready into Practice An Interview with Dr Lauge Sokol Hessner Posted by Caitlin Littlefield on Wednesday Jan 22 2014 IHI faculty member Lauge Sokol Hessner MD is Associate Director of Inpatient Quality and Conversation Ready Team Leader at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC He is also faculty for the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community In this interview with IHI Communications Specialist Jo Ann Endo Dr Sokol Hessner talks about his experience as part of the pilot project that created the foundation for Conversation Ready Q How would you describe the Conversation Ready concept A Ther read full post Tag s Conversation Ready The Conversation Project Culture Awareness End of Life Care End of Life discussions LEAPing Ahead Posted by Caitlin Littlefield on Monday Oct 21 2013 By John Gauthier Communications Coordinator IHI None of the things we know really matter to health is actually paid for That s the view that Dr Kirsten Meisinger a medical director for Cambridge Health Alliance CHA shared as WIHI looked at what it really takes to be a high functioning primary care practice in the United States on the October 10 program Dr Meisinger was joined by Dr

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    Aim for Populations Leadership Large Scale Improvement Spreading Changes Innovation and Idea Generation Lessons Beyond Africa Using the Project Fives Alive Lessons Learned Guide Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Wednesday Jul 08 2015 Some people might assume that IHI s new Lessons Learned from Ghana s Project Fives Alive A Practical Guide for Designing and Executing Large Scale Improvement Initiatives publication is not helpful to them if they re not involved in maternal and child health or working in Africa or trying to spread something across an entire country Not IHI Improvement Advisor Jane Taylor In this blog post she explains how she s been applying its guidance about large scale improvement to a range of work in read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Large Scale Improvement Quality Improvement Data and Measurement Project Fives Alive in Ghana Data Use in Large Scale Improvement Projects The Experience of Project Fives Alive Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Apr 17 2015 Sodzi Sodzi Tettey MD MPH is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement s Senior Technical Director Africa Region and Director of Project Fives Alive in Ghana In this post he talks about some challenges and lessons learned from using data to support the project s work across Ghana to reduce mortality of children under five years of age In March 2015 I presented aspects of Project Fives Alive s work at the Consortium of Universities in Global Health meeting in Boston A curious colleague read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Quality Improvement Data and Measurement Data Reporting and Analysis Large Scale Improvement Maternal and Child Health Mortality Reduction Project Fives Alive in Ghana Ghana Africa Africa Getting Results at Scale Spreading a Primary Care Practice Transformation Model Systemwide Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Jan 23 2015 IHI a leader in how to effectively take improvement results to full scale based on more than a decade of experience in the field has refined its approach to include a more cohesive and balanced set of steps for achieving and sustaining systemwide change In this blog post Catherine Mather IHI Senior Project Manager interviews Mary Ellen Benzik MD Chief Medical Officer Physician Network Operations CHE Trinity Health System about her work on the care model transformation she is leading read full post Tag s Improvement Capability Quality Improvement Improvement Methods and Tools Spreading Changes Large Scale Improvement Leadership Redesign Processes and Systems Primary Care IHI s Ten Picks from 2014 Posted by Kimberly Mitchell on Friday Dec 19 2014 Over the course of a year most of us couldn t even begin to count how many articles we ve read videos we ve watched or audio programs we ve listened to Here at IHI where a big part of our mission is all teach all learn and sharing improvement content choosing to highlight just ten things from 2014 is almost impossible But we did it Here humbly and in no particular order are some of our top picks of material that taught

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