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  • Vision, Mission, and Values
    Mission and Values About Us About Us About Us Vision Mission and Values History Science of Improvement Innovations People How to Get Involved Finances News Supporters Careers Contact IHI FAQs IHI LR Wide Vision Mission and Values Page Content Our Vision and Mission Our vision Everyone has the best care and health possible Our mission Improve health and health care worldwide An Irish proverb says that When you come upon a wall throw your hat over it and then go get your hat At IHI the spirit of this one little saying has inspired many big outcomes People who are drawn to IHI see beyond walls to the possibilities on the other side We are inspired and energized by one uniting vision a future in which everyone has the best care and health possible Although the problems are big and daunting we resolve to approach them with optimism grounded in rigorous science hard work and a relentless drive for results IHI is a recognized innovator convener and generous leader a trustworthy partner and the first place to turn for expertise help and encouragement for anyone anywhere who wants to change health care profoundly for the better Our Values People Matter Whether our staff our faculty our partners or the health and health care workforce we seek out recognize and value everyone s knowledge experience and input We interact with everyone with a spirit of cooperation a sense of humor and the utmost respect Boundarilessness We are an institute without walls and together we work as a cohesive unit with common knowledge common systems and unconditional teamwork In all we do we adhere to the principle of all teach all learn Innovation and Systems Thinking We believe that every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it gets and only

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  • History
    Training Virtual Training Audio and Video Programs Passport to IHI Training IHI Open School Resources Resources Overview How to Improve Measures Changes Improvement Stories Tools Publications IHI White Papers Case Studies Audio and Video Presentations Posterboards Other Websites Regions Regions Overview Africa Asia Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East North America Engage with IHI Engage with IHI Overview Collaboratives Initiatives Membership Programs Fellowship Programs Strategic Partnerships Customized Services Blogs and User Groups Home About Us History About Us About Us About Us Vision Mission and Values History Science of Improvement Innovations People How to Get Involved Finances News Supporters Careers Contact IHI FAQs IHI LR Wide History Page Content IHI was officially founded in 1991 but our work began in the late 1980s as part of the National Demonstration Project on Quality Improvement in Health Care led by Dr Don Berwick and a group of visionary individuals committed to redesigning health care into a system without errors waste delay and unsustainable costs Since then we ve grown from an initial collection of grant supported programs to a self sustaining organization with worldwide influence In our first decade we focused on the identification and subsequent spread of best practices This work reduced defects and errors in microsystems such as the emergency department or the intensive care unit In our second decade we established a defining focus on innovation R D and the bold creation of new solutions to old problems We reinvented multidimensional systems of care and began transforming entire systems This work manifested in the renowned 100 000 Lives Campaign and 5 Million Lives Campaign spreading best practice changes to thousands of US hospitals and creating a vibrant worldwide improvement community As we entered our third decade we recognized a new need for health care as a complete social geopolitical

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  • Innovations
    improvement worldwide For more than 25 years we have convened the best and the brightest to find solutions to widespread health care problems that seem intractable Our dynamic community is made up of leaders faculty and caregivers at all levels of life and work and from every corner of the globe IHI collaborates with the improvement community to invent and popularize ideas that dramatically improve patient care Together we remove improvement roadblocks and realize improvement possibilities through innovations of all kinds from small shifts to society changing transformations IHI 90 Day Learning Cycle A process for producing innovation that transforms quality improvement ideas into action Rapid Cycle Testing A model the Model for Improvement that implements small tests of change to accelerate improvement The Breakthrough Series Collaborative A methodology that helps organizations work together to close the gap between what we know and what we do Bundles A bundle is a small straightforward set of evidence based practices generally three to five that when performed collectively and reliably have been proven to improve patient outcomes Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio HSMR An adjusted measure of hospital mortality developed by IHI Senior Fellow Sir Brian Jarman that is now widely deployed as a way of exposing unexpected variation and identifying opportunities for improvement within systems IHI Triple Aim A framework to optimize health system performance by simultaneously focusing on three care dimensions improving the patient experience of care improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care IHI Open School An online educational curriculum and community that provides students and health care professionals with the skills to become change agents in health care improvement 100 000 Lives Campaign A pivotal 18 month national initiative to drive widespread adoption of six patient safety practices in US hospitals 5 Million Lives Campaign A two year endeavor that engaged more than 4 000 US hospitals to prevent five million incidents of medical harm IHI s Innovation team IHI has a small Innovation Team with dedicated resources that serves as the organization s internal engine for research and development Learn more about IHI s Innovation Team and their work Find out how to innovate and engage with IHI at IHI org Innovation Resources from IHI s Innovation Team Loading Pages first last Pursuing the Triple Aim The First Seven Years The concept of the Triple Aim is now widely used because of IHI s work with many organizations and also because of the adoption of the Triple Aim as part of the national strategy for US health care Drawing on IHI s seven years of experience this article describes the three major principles that guided the organizations and communities working with IHI on the Triple Aim Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care This article discusses ideas for overcoming common challenges in treating patients with medical and behavioral issues in a more integrated fashion presents a set of Collaborative Care Components for Integrated Care that have shown results in reducing cost and

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  • People
    Services Blogs and User Groups Home About Us People About Us About Us About Us Vision Mission and Values History Science of Improvement Innovations People How to Get Involved Finances News Supporters Careers Contact IHI FAQs IHI LR 2 Col People Page Content IHI is motivated by a vision of a future in which everyone has the best care and health possible Over the past 25 years we have worked to fulfill this vision by assembling an unequaled team Today we have more than 140 dedicated and talented people around the world working in concert to envision a better health and health care future and creatively overcoming obstacles to make it so IHI is a Staff of more than 140 most of whom operate out of our home base in Cambridge Massachusetts IHI is a cadre of hundreds of Expert Faculty members from around the world who devote their extensive talents and energies to help us spread our ideas methods and philosophies IHI is our Board of Directors a dedicated group of highly respected professionals who provide our strategic rudder IHI is our vital group of Improvement Advisors who bring the science of improvement concepts methods and tools to support change and drive results IHI is our Senior Fellows influential leaders with national and international reputations who add richness and depth to the intellectual life of the organization and our community of fellows and faculty IHI is our Current Fellows a vibrant team of mid career health professionals who are immersed in our year long program at IHI s office in Cambridge Massachusetts and will return to their home organizations to lead transformative change IHI is our Fellow Alumni a growing group of committed health care leaders who have the shared experience of the IHI Fellowship and who continue to

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  • How to Get Involved
    passion for the improvement of patient care to join with us The work is hard but extremely rewarding Here are some of the many ways that you can get involved Get Started with Free Resources If you re just getting started with IHI here are some first steps you can take Explore www IHI org A deep and rich source of knowledge stories white papers and information on upcoming programs on how to improve health care Go to the IHI Open School A first of its kind virtual interprofessional educational community that offers online courses resources and opportunities to connect with like minded students faculty and professionals throughout the world Listen to WIHI An exciting talk show program from IHI focused on cutting edge innovations and featuring renowned experts Learn from Experts at IHI Conferences and Seminars IHI offers many opportunities to learn from experts in clinical and organizational improvement and to connect with others facing similar challenges IHI s world class annual conferences National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and in the Community Face to face seminars and training Valuable learning opportunities on a wide variety of key improvement topics Bring IHI seminars to your organization Many of IHI s seminars can be offered at your site for one set fee so you can make the content available to multiple staff members in the convenience of your own facilities Web based programs Web ACTION Action oriented webinars designed to help front line teams make rapid improvements in specific areas Expeditions Monthly virtual support programs focused on specific topic areas View all offerings Get Trained in Improvement Skills IHI offers a variety of professional development programs designed to help individuals develop the specific skills necessary to lead improvement initiatives and to build your organization s overall capacity to change These include Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program For those in your organization who are responsible for leading and advising on improvement initiatives Patient Safety Executive Development Program For those in your organization who are responsible for patient safety Population Management Executive Development Program Improve outcomes for your patient population while achieving financial vitality and ensuring sustainability Breakthrough Series College Learn IHI s collaborative methodology for rapidly spreading improvements Work Strategically with IHI Engage in the IHI Leadership Alliance This dynamic collaboration of health system executives and teams share a mission to work with one another as well as in partnership with our patients workforces and communities to deliver on the full promise of the IHI Triple Aim Participate in IHI Collaboratives IHI s most intensive frontline improvement work happens in Collaboratives 10 to 12 month programs designed for organizations committed to achieving sustainable change within a specific topic area Become a member of Passport IHI s cost effective membership program gives your entire staff easy access to the practical tools and ongoing expert support needed to achieve exceptional hospital care

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  • Finances
    to Get Involved Finances In the News Supporters Careers Contact FAQs Topics All Topics A Z Improvement Capability Person Family Centered Care Patient Safety Quality Cost and Value Triple Aim for Populations Education Education Overview Conferences In Person Training Virtual Training Audio and Video Programs Passport to IHI Training IHI Open School Resources Resources Overview How to Improve Measures Changes Improvement Stories Tools Publications IHI White Papers Case Studies Audio and Video Presentations Posterboards Other Websites Regions Regions Overview Africa Asia Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East North America Engage with IHI Engage with IHI Overview Collaboratives Initiatives Membership Programs Fellowship Programs Strategic Partnerships Customized Services Blogs and User Groups Home About Us Finances About Us About Us About Us Vision Mission and Values History Science of Improvement Innovations People How to Get Involved Finances News Supporters Careers Contact IHI FAQs IHI LR Wide Finances Page Content IHI s work is funded primarily through our own fee based program offerings and services and also through the generous support of a distinguished group of foundations companies and individuals We believe that a strong financial position is essential to our ability to achieve our mission improving health care for patients all over

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  • News
    home and perhaps ACOs next getting to just the way we do things is pretty difficult Author Dave Munch is a member of IHI s faculty GhanaWeb September 30 2015 Project Fives Alive Impacts Positively on Health The PFA an initiative of National Catholic Health Service NCHS in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI a US based Health NGO also achieved 53 per cent reduction of post neonatal infant mortality and 37 per cent reduction in under five malaria case fatality Memphis Daily News Online September 25 2015 Health Care Rx Church Health Center s Antony Sheehan to Keynote Health Care Seminar One of the first steps to fixing the nation s health care system is properly defininging it Antony Sheehan was the 2011 2012 Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston Healthcare IT News Online September 25 2015 Lowell General Seeks to Achieve Triple Aim with Care Coordination Lowell General Hospital a community hospital near Boston and ClinicalBox are poised to go full blast into care coordination The collaboration is driven by a joint goal to make significant improvement on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement s Triple Aim for Populations Modern Healthcare Online September 24 2015 Diagnostic Errors a Persistent BlindSpot Report Says To Err is Human galvanized safety work in the inpatient setting but the issue of diagnostic mistakes extends those efforts to other healthcare settings says Dr Kedar Mate senior vice president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement FierceHealthcare September 23 2015 Patient Safety Experts Believe New IOM Diagnostic Report Will Help Save Lives Kedar Mate M D enior vice president with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement told FierceHealthcare that the 1999 To Err is Human report focused attention on patient safety in hospitals and health systems He thinks the latest report will help encourage patient safety initiatives in the ambulatory setting HealthDay September 22 2015 Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error Report A new report commissioned by the U S government contends that most Americans will encounter at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime sometimes with severe consequences for their physical and mental health IHI s Jennifer Lenoci Edwards said she wasn t surprised by the predicition U S News World Report September 22 2015 Countless Patients Harmed By Wrong or Delayed Diagnosis One vital check on the accuracy of a diagnosis is following up with the patient a cycle that promotes better care and reinforces learning says Dr Donald Berwick president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement The diagnosis is the hypothesis the treatment is a test If we don t know what happened to the patient it s difficult to improve either our diagnosis or treatment EMS1 com September 17 2015 Paramedic Chiefs Learn to Apply the Model for Improvement Dave Williams PhD an improvement advisor and IHI faculty member led the workshop Enhancing Prehospital Care Systems with the Science of Improvement at EMS World Expo EMS leaders and paramedic chiefs learned an improvement model to apply to operational and clinical care improvements in their organizations Health Affairs September 17 2015 Moving From Documenting Disparities To Reducing Them AcademyHealth recently hosted a panel focused on Disparities Diversity and Inclusion Building a National Platform for Engagement in Health Services Research HSR which complements a newly released AcademyHealth publication on the same topic The panel and the large diverse audience had a spirited discussion that went beyond strategies for engaging underserved minority students and professionals in HSR Kaiser Health News Online September 16 2015 Under Pressure Hospitals Push Physicians to Improve Their Bedside Manners A doctor s training hasn t historically focused on sensitivity And too often while juggling heavy workloads and high stress they can be viewed as brusque condescending or inconsiderate Integrated Healthcare Delivery September 14 2015 Improving the Way IHI Drives Healthcare Improvement A longtime faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Dave Williams recently joined IHI full time as the executive director co leading the improvement capability focus area CNN com September 14 2015 Will Doctors Be More Empathetic In The Future CNN com New initiatives are encouraging doctors to be better listeners and more sensitive to patients We train people to ask the question What s the matter We train toward diagnosis said Martha Hayward who leads public and patient engagement efforts at IHI We don t train toward lifestyle understanding Kiplinger s Personal Finance Online September 11 2015 Use New Web Tools to Choose a Surgeon IHI s Don Goldmann is quoted in this article about using performance based ratings to choose surgeons Medpage Today September 11 2015 Patient Registries See Promise and Challenges Ahead In a healthcare landscape that continues to stress quality and cost patient registries used to monitor safety and track outcomes are now being used in new ways as decision making aids risk adjustment tools and alternatives to public reporting requirements Don Goldmann MD chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI told MedPage Today that studies have shown that some very basic metrics are still inscrutable to patients New Business Ethiopia September 05 2015 Institute for Healthcare Improvement Partners with Ethiopian Government Aiming to help reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia the US based IHI has received a 9 6 million grant from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation Over two and a half years IHI and its partners will support the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in its pursuit of an ambitious agenda to rapidly close gaps in national health outcomes through the coordination of quality planning quality assurance and quality improvement HealthLeaders September 03 2015 Wash Your Hands and Get Your Flu Shot or Get Out Safety experts are fed up with healthcare workers who do not comply with hand washing and influenza vaccination mandates It s time to take a new approach to ensuring compliance they say Becker s Infection Control Clinical Quality September 02 2015 George Washington School of Public Health Name 10 Useful Preventable Harm Resources George Washington University s Milken Institute School of Public Health has published a guide to preventable harm issues in healthcare The guide references IHI s Global Trigger Tool UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Blog September 02 2015 Team from Gillings School Chosen to Evaluate Maternal and Newborn Intervention in Ethiopia Four faculty members from the UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded funding to evaluate a project using a quality improvement approach to advance maternal and newborn health outcomes in Ethiopia IHI and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health make up the implementing project team that the UNC faculty members featured in this article will work closely with BioMed Central On Medicine September 01 2015 What is Sepsis Although old sepsis is not yet fully characterized and this deregulated inflammation which occurs with severe infection affects millions of people worldwide IHI began the 100 000 lives campaign which established treatment bundles a group of interventions that when practiced together lead to better outcomes than when implemented individually Clinical Practice Today August 31 2015 Adding a Health Coach to Your Team A good coach inspires confidence imparts knowledge and motivates their players The same is true in health care private practices and medical groups that have added a health coach to their team have reported higher patient satisfaction and improved clinical outcomes This article quotes IHI s Trissa Torres Huffington Post August 28 2015 Partnering to BUILD a New U S Health System This article states that if we want to live healthier lives we are going to have to build healthier communities It references the work of IHI s 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign Portal Hospitais Brasil August 27 2015 Institute for Healthcare Improvement Good Initiatives for Better Health Industry seeks better quality and lower costs security and good experience for the patient Translation Modern Healthcare August 24 2015 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2015 Maureen Bisognano President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is on the list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare WSRQ Sarasota Talk Radio August 22 2015 Salt Light Radio Kate Debartalo talks to Stuart and Stephanie about The Conversation Project a resource that helps people talk about their wishes for end of life care The Guardian August 20 2015 The Power of the Story Teaching Doctors to Feel Patient Centred Care Following the death of her 21 year old son Margaret Murphy external lead of the WHO s Patients for Patient Safety programme has been teaching doctors and students how an engaged knowledgeable patient can be the key resource in his or her own care MedCity News August 20 2015 JAMA Seeks Evidence of Healthcare Innovation The staid Journal of the American Medical Association is getting into the field of healthcare innovation JAMA won t be bankrolling startups or conducting medical research but rather will spend 2016 highlighting innovations specifically in healthcare delivery In an article penned by patient safety guru Dr Donald M Berwick JAMA Editor in Chief Dr Howard Bauchner and Executive Deputy Editor Dr Phil Fontanarosa the journal this week issued a call for papers that will be subject to JAMA s normal editorial standards We can make things known subject to peer review Berwick a member of the journal s editorial board told MedCity News Voz Da Bahia August 20 2015 Natural Childbirth is a Consumer Right The Birth Suitable project is technical cooperation between the NSA the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI with support from the Ministry of Health implemented in public and private hospitals in the form of project pilot to test strategies that promote normal childbirth and promote the reduction of unnecessary cesareans and possible adverse effects resulting from unsuitable delivery FierceHealthcare August 19 2015 What Providers Can Learn from an Early Triple Aim Adopter In a blog post for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI Leslie Graham chief executive officer and Barbara Eldridge manager of quality improvement both of the Primary Care Coalition in Montgomery County Maryland describe some of the lessons they learned while they worked on projects to improve population health as part of the Triple Aim The Economist August 15 2015 Caesar s Legions The global rise of Caesarean sections is being driven not by medical necessity but by growing wealth and preverse financial incentives for doctors The Guardian August 12 2015 New Programme Aims to Identify What Matters Most to Patients Always Events pilot projects see healthcare staff working with patients and their families to improve the quality of care Medpage Today August 06 2015 The Changing Face of Medical Education Big Data Self Paced Learning Two years ago the American Medical Association said medical education needed a shakeup citing gaps between how medical students are trained and how health care is delivered and put up 11 million to fund experiments in closing those gaps Now that effort is beginning to bear fruit Health News Florida August 05 2015 Star Ratings Fight Call Button Blues The patient is the boss we are the servants Dr Donald Berwick said They not others should direct their own care and the doctors nurses and hospitals should know and honor what the patient wants ADVANCE for Laboratory Professionals August 03 2015 Human Error Is Inevitable A failure mode and effects analysis FMEA is one proactive tool to identify potential events that can harm patients This is radically different from the traditional healthcare approach in which root cause analysis is performed after sentinel events medical errors and other mistakes As Dr Deborah L Smith writes it is important to analyze information from a prospective point of view to see what could go wrong before the adverse event occurs The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette July 30 2015 Health Care Changes Offer New Options for Patients Today EMS remains the last discipline across the spectrum of health care still being paid solely for transporting an individual instead of the life saving therapies EMS provides as an extension of the hospital emergency room Changes brought about a full five years ago in our health care finance system initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have created a window of unprecedented opportunity for EMS to make the transition from a transportation service to an indispensable partner in delivering both emergency and primary care services Health IT Analytics July 29 2015 CMS Turns to Value Based Reimbursement Data Analytics at 50 Medicare has experienced its fair share of ups and downs during the first fifty years of its life but former CMS Administrator Donald M Berwick MD believes the massive public insurance program is just getting started In an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA Berwick lays out a vision of value based reimbursement big data analytics quality measurement and significant care improvements that will be more than sufficient to meet the challenges of a growing aging sickening population JAMA July 28 2015 Medicare at 50 Reflections From Former CMS Administrator Donald M Berwick In this interview Dr Berwick discusses among other things the shift to paying doctors participating in Medicare based on the quality of care provided to patients the role of accountable care organizations ACOs in improving quality of care and reducing costs and the progress that has been made in reducing Medicare fraud The Boston Globe July 27 2015 New Guidelines May Encourage More Talks About End of Life Care Ellen Goodman a former Globe columnist who founded the Conversation Project to promote end of life planning sees change afoot The project s Conversation Starter Kit which gives tips to patients on talking to loved ones and medical professionals about their wishes has been downloaded 200 000 times Novo Momento July 21 2015 Adequate Delivery is in First in the Unimed System O projeto Nascer Ação de Todos desenvolvido pela Unimed Santa Bárbara d Oeste Americana e Nova Odessa para incentivar o parto adequado foi considerado a melhor experiência realizada entre as Unimeds paulistas que concorreram ao prêmio Casos de Sucesso concedido pela FESP Federação das Unimeds do Estado de são Paulo Healthcare Informatics July 20 2015 Project ECHO Gets Grant to Expand Telehealth Initiative The GE Foundation has announced a three year 14 million grant to support Project ECHO Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes an initiative with the aim to expand access to specialty care for underserved patients Citizen Times July 18 2015 A Circle of Moms MAHEC Finds Success with Group Care Model IHI s Susan Gullo is quoted in an article about group care for maternal health The group concept is catching on more and more rather than care in isolation said Susan Gullo director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge Massachusetts focused on partnering with medical professionals around the world to improve health care systems Hospitals Health Networks July 15 2015 Five Principles for Better End of Life Care End of life care done properly requires more than just a conversation between a physician and patient Even though it is a big step for the federal Medicare program to recommend that physicians be compensated for advanced care planning such as end of life care an expert at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says that hospitals need to do more than talk It s not just having the conversation said Kelly McCutcheon Adams a director for IHI It s not one and done Medscape July 15 2015 Online Scorecard Shows Surgeons Complication Rates In an article about online scorecards for surgeons Donald Goldmann MD chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge Massachusetts is quoted He believes in the notion of enlightened patients Surgeon Scorecard however doesn t go far enough in helping them choose a surgeon he told Medscape Medical News Kansas City Public Radio July 10 2015 Death And Dying Expanding Palliative Care A national initiative known as the Conversation Project offers good tools for people who want some control over the care they get when they are seriously ill or dying KU Medical Center is part of the Conversation Ready project launched by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Participating hospitals pledge to be ready to receive and act on expressed preferences that are based on what s most important to the patient Beta Boston July 09 2015 Workbar Announces the Seven Fintech Startups Participating in its Center of Excellence On Tuesday Boston co working company Workbar announced the seven startups participating in the second class of its fintech incubator partnership the Digital Federal Credit Union DCU Center of Excellence in Financial Services U S News World Report July 09 2015 Is the Death Panel Debate Dead Berwick now president emeritus and a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says the provision helps give patients more control make them more satisfied with their care and improve that care It puts the patient and the family back in the driver s seat he says Proponents also stress the rule would not lead to patients being pushed in any particular direction A proper conversation includes opening up all possibilities Berwick says Everything they want will be done Most doctors understand how to do this Agenda Sandra Piscitelli July 05 2015 Ministry of Health and ANS Publish Rules to Stimulate Normal Delivery in the Health Insurance Translation This article mentions the partnership between the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement The article is titled Ministério da Saúde e ANS publicam regras para estimular parto normal na saúde suplementar The New York Times July 01 2015 How to Talk About Dying The Conversation Starter Kit asks what matters to you not what s the matter with you It asks what s most important to you in the last phase of your life Who do you want to make decisions for you Where do you want to be Do you worry that you won t get enough care Do you worry that you ll get overly aggressive care Becker s Infection Control Clinical Quality June 29 2015 Beyond the Burning Platform A Recipe for Continuous Quality Improvement Is has been several years since To Err is Human sparked change and if a major patient harm event has not occurred recently in an organization it can be difficult to keep staff focused on continuous improvement Frank Federico RPh executive director of strategic partners with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says hospitals in that situation can and should look to other organizations where medical errors have occurred Then ask the question could that happen here he says HealthDay June 29 2015 Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care Report Health care wait times vary widely across the United States according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine IOM At best some people receive same day service But others aren t so lucky The report found that some people must wait several months to receive the health care services they need Delayed access to health care could potentially have negative effects on patients health and satisfaction It could also damage a health care organization s reputation the report stated Becker s Infection Control Clinical Quality June 26 2015 14 Clinical Research Findings to Know This Week Implementing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement s infection prevention and control measures led to a sustained decrease in central line associated bloodstream infections in an intensive care unit and step down unit a recent study outlined Becker s Hospital Review June 24 2015 Intel Creates Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative Improves Clinical Processes 8 Critical Elements In a recent article published in Harvard Business Review Patricia A McDonald Intel s vice president of human resources Robert S Mecklenburg MD medical director of the Center for Health Care Solutions at Virginia Mason and Lindsay A Martin executive director of innovation and adviser at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement outlined eight elements critical to the success of the Intel HMC The Iowa Gazette June 24 2015 Rural Health Remote Health Facilities Find ACA Rules Especially Challenging The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 threw new pieces into an already complex health care puzzle moving the health care system from a fee for service payment model to a value based system and requiring hospitals to report quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services And today rural hospitals still are figuring out how they fit into that puzzle Akron Leagal News June 23 2015 Making the Connection Between Health and Transportation Say the words health and transportation and two sets of very distinct images are likely to come to mind But Akron and Summit County officials are working to change this so that the infrastructure decisions that are made actually promote public health In May a series of forums got underway in Akron designed to educate residents about the role transportation plays in their overall well being HealthLeaders June 22 2015 7 Years In Triple Aim Transcends Jargon Fueled by the financial incentives built into the healthcare reform law the Institute for Healthcare Improvement s concept is generating meaningful changes in the way healthcare is delivered research finds Zero Hora June 19 2015 Understand the Controversy on Completing the Birth at Home or in Hospital O alto número de cesáreas no país e o resgate do parto domiciliar dividem opiniões sobre a forma mais adequada de dar à luz Becker s Infection Control Clinical Quality June 17 2015 3 Thoughts from NPSF CEO Dr Tejal Gandhi on the Future of Patient Safety The following are three thoughts on the future of patient safety Dr Gandhi shared with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for a recent blog post FierceHealthcare June 05 2015 How Organizations Can Achieve Triple Aim Success Seven years after the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI first developed the Triple Aim a new report details what the IHI has learned from healthcare stakeholders efforts to improve individual care boost the health of populations and reduce overall costs The National June 05 2015 Obesity Experts Say Scotland Should Follow Mexico With Sugar Taxes to Fund Child Health Projects Doctors want Scotland to be more like Mexico by slapping a tax on sugary drinks and spending the money raised on child health initiatives Mexicans and Americans came out as the only people fatter than Scots in a survey of 17 countries and experts warn that more needs to be done to tackle our obesity epidemic The Commonwealth Fund June 03 2015 New Rules to Guide Health Care Redesign The Affordable Care Act has created unprecedented opportunities to transform the health care system most notably by creating programs that reward providers for delivering better care at lower cost As a result health care leaders are now in a good position to tackle longstanding problems that have hampered the work of frontline care providers To understand how this transformation is playing out our Commonwealth Fund research team has been observing the Leadership Alliance an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI which brings together leaders from 40 health systems to learn from one another and chart a new course Modern Healthcare June 01 2015 Wellville Healthier Communities Project Starts to Collect Data The information that one innovator believes will transform the health of communities is being collected now The Way to Wellville project aims to bring better food quality early childhood education and a host of other positive health indicators into five American communities The program s tagline is simple five places five metrics five years Australian Health Information Technology Blog May 30 2015 Weekly Overseas Health IT Links Researches used Institute for Healthcare Improvement s Global Trigger Tool as a model and adapted it for pediatric use They used the trigger tool to examine 100 randomly selected inpatient records at each hospital A total of 600 patient records were examined and the tool was able to identity 240 harmful events according to the study representing a rate of 40 harms per 100 admitted patients a much higher number than many previous academic studies have shown Healthcare IT News May 29 2015 Defining Population Health What does population health truly mean Who is responsible What impact does it have on our current healthcare environment Cronica de Cantabria May 28 2015 Experts Advocate Patient Safety Priority on the Agenda of Politicians Managers and Health Professionals The founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI in the United States Donald Berwick recalled being at the age of redesign of health processes seeking to improve the experience of patient care the health of the population and reduce health care costs Translation Healthscape May 28 2015 Loud and Clear Teach Back Enriches Nurse Patient Communication When research shows patients immediately forget 40 to 80 per cent of medical information they hear and nearly half of what they do retain is inaccurate better methods of communicating are required Three nurse practitioners at St Michael s think the Teach Back Method is the solution Pharmacy Practice News May 22 2015 Keeping a Closer Eye on Post Discharge Planning Regulatory and financial pressures are forcing hospitals to ramp up their post discharge strategy initiatives Some of the pressure is coming from the Affordable Care Act ACA Section 2717 requires that hospitals report the results of their efforts to prevent hospital readmissions Whether it s patient education and counseling comprehensive discharge planning or post discharge reinforcement by an appropriate health care professional federal officials want to know what hospitals are doing to keep patients out of the hospital and how many health care dollars are being saved in the process experts noted MedPage Today May 18 2015 Nearly Half of Pediatric Medical Errors Deemed Preventable Pilot study aims to identify triggers that cause most medical harms Slate May 11 2015 The Checkup Power to the Patient Slate and WBUR s health podcast offers up three ways to take charge of your health care and medical data The segment features IHI s Don Goldmann WBUR CommonHealth May 11 2015 The Checkup How Patients Can Try To Take The Power Back In the latest episode of the WBUR Slate podcast The Checkup they explore three strategies to help you take charge of your medical experience The segment features IHI s Don Goldmann The Oregon Bend Bulletin May 07 2015 Health Care Providers Strive to Honor End of Life Wishes Inspired by her experience Goodman a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist left the news business in 2010 to help launch The Conversation Project with media colleagues medical professionals and others It s an organization dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of people letting their loved ones know their wishes for end of life care Goodman will talk about her work May 14 at the Tower Theatre in Bend MLive com May 05 2015 Jackson Health Improvement Organization One of 20 Chosen Nationwide to Participate in Program Jackson s Health Improvement Organization has been selected as one of 20 pacesetter communities across the country to receive funding for a 20 month program supporting efforts to address factors that contribute to residents health The Institute for Healthcare Improvement chose the Jackson organization the only one awarded in Michigan for its Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation initiative Allegiance Health which founded the organization announced the selection late last month FierceHealthcare May 04 2015 Does Medical Education Prepare Docs for Team Based Care Though new models of healthcare delivery increasingly focus on collaboration medical education still does not adequately teach aspiring doctors how to work effectively with a team of caregivers writes Dhruv Khullar M D in a post for the New York Times Well blog FierceHealthIT May 04 2015 Hospital Designs Make Room for Technology Hospital design efforts are switching to accommodate technology s rising role in care and help improve patient safety according to an article at U S News and World Report Integrated Healthcare News May 01 2015 Secrets of the ACO That Gave Its Savings to Its Employees When Coastal Medical of Rhode Island earned shared savings as an ACO it did something unusual It distributed them among all its employees This represented leaders formal acknowledgement that every worker contributed to the improvements in quality and cost control In a blog for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Coastal President CEO Al Kurose MD explained that decision and shared some key lessons from his organization s ACO experience Healthcare Financial Management Association s Leadership Magazine May 01 2015 Nourishing a Lagging Cross Disciplinary Improvement Project While collaborative decision making is essential to performance improvement too many disparate voices can impede progress bringing glimmers of success to a grinding halt Several healthcare organizations offer strategies for sustaining or regaining momentum and achieving targeted results through team efforts The New York Times Well Blog April 30 2015 Doctors and Nurses Not Learning Together This article describes the separate educations of health professionals Traditional education emphasizes separate training for each health professional which inadequately prepares students and residents for new models of health care delivery that emphasize team based care and shared responsibility for patients The article mentions an initiative led by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Crain s Detroit Business April 29 2015 Top 25 Women in Healthcare Includes 2 with Michigan Connections Maureen Bisognano CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement also was one of Modern Healthcare s selections Bisognano was keynote speaker for the 2013 Crain s Health Care Leadership Summit BMJ Blogs April 28 2015 Small Things Big Wins A Surgeon s Perspective Aidan Fowler faculty with IHI particularly in the peri operative safety domain reflects on his journey with quality improvement in this blog post Becker s Hospital Review April 24 2015 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety Becker s Hospital Review is pleased to announce the 2015 edition of its list of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety The list features Maureen Bisognano President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Don Berwick Don Berwick MD President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Chicago Tribune April 24 2015 Proviso Partners in Health awarded grant by Institute for Healthcare Improvement The Proviso Partners for Health was awarded a grant from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement IHI to support their efforts to improve community health Rhose Island Public Radio April 21 2015 Learning To Respect A Patient s Wishes At The End Of Life Talking about dying is difficult for most people including doctors But can they learn a better way to help patients nearing the end of their lives Can health care systems learn to respect those wishes HealthLeaders April 20 2015 Q A Bellin Health CEO George Kerwin on Lowering Healthcare Costs Kerwin is a member of The Leadership Alliance a group of health care organizations and policy makers that is urging industry executives to play a bigger role in redesigning the healthcare delivery system Noting that the federal government had been driving change through the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act the group s manifesto which was published in JAMA in March calls for change from the inside out The Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel April 20 2015 Waterville Group Wins Culture of Health Grant Healthy Northern Kennebec has 68 000 in new funding to bring healthier food into meal programs and make walking and biking more accessible in the Waterville area Veja com April 19 2015 Caesarean Section Why is it an Epidemic in Brazil This article mentions a partnership between the Ministry of Health the National Health Agency ANS the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI organization nonprofit Massachusetts USA EHR Intelligence April 17 2015 Is the Triple Aim of Healthcare Achievable Through EHRs EHR technology e prescribing software and other health IT systems are being adopted by healthcare organizations in order to achieve the triple aim established by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI The triple aim of healthcare include improving the patient experience such as satisfaction and quality of care reducing the costs of healthcare and enhancing population health However there may be some issues that inhibit health IT and EHR technology from achieving the triple aim of healthcare according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association JAMIA Rapid News Network April 16 2015 Make Your Health Wishes Known Here s a scary statistic for you 50 percent of you reading this article will be unable to make your own healthcare decisions one day Those are important but Hospice does not do them Across WNC member organizations and friends of the Mountain Coalition for Healthcare Decisions are holding free workshops to help you with advance care planning including witnesses and notary Hospitals Health Networks April 14 2015 Public Partners in Population Health Mandated community health needs assessments a less talked about provision of the Affordable Care Act may turn out to have a big impact on the transformation of health care The ACA requires nonprofit hospitals and health systems to conduct the assessments every three years and then develop community health improvement plans Many public health departments already perform needs assessments as part of their accreditation process The Burlington Times News April 10 2015 The End of Life Game Plan The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Conversation Project set a simple and transformative goal to have every citizen s end of life wishes expressed and respected Ellen Goodman who started the project noted that 25 percent of all Medicare expenses are incurred by the 5 percent of people who are in their last year of life One study has shown that simply having the conversation can cut end of life costs for cancer patients by 36 percent Research also shows that people who have had these conversations often choose less aggressive treatment and yet live longer Hospitals Health Networks April 08 2015 Collaboration Key to Success in Improving Public Health The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the American Public Health Association decide to work together on long term projects designed to improve the public s health Health Affairs April 06 2015 What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Population Health In this post by David Kindig the term population health is discussed The term population health is much more widely used now than in 2003 when Greg Stoddart and David Kindig proposed the following definition the health outcomes of a group of individuals including the distribution of such outcomes within the group The term is often seen in policy discussion research and in the name of new academic departments and institutes Wyoming Tribune Eagle April 02 2015 Health Care for Poor May Improve Here A local health coalition is in the running for a grant that could help it expand and improve health care in Laramie County The Laramie County Community Partnership which is made up of dozens of area groups and agencies was recently named one of 56 finalists for a new program being run by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forbes March 31 2015 Cruz News Wasn t the Real Obamacare Story in March For someone inside the healthcare industry the only Obamacare related report in national media that mattered last week appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association a commentary authored by representatives of the Cambridge Mass based Institute for Healthcare Improvement including IHI founder and former Medicare chief Dr Donald M Berwick Medscape March 31 2015 Pioneer in Improving Hospital Care Aims to Put People First Peter Pronovost wants to change healthcare Working at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore Dr Pronovost is considered a forerunner in the field and has been credited with establishing checklists to reduce healthcare associated infections Fierce Healthcare March 27 2015 5 Principles to Help Hospital Leaders Improve on the Triple

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