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    students She initally presented the idea at IHI s Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in healthcare and is now receiving Teacher of the Year and the Pride of Britain awards 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 EBC Agencia Brasil March 27 2015 Ministry Announces 28 Hospitals Selected for Project for Optimal Delivery The initiative developed in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI and called Childbirth Adequate aims to encourage normal delivery from innovative models of care delivery which can reduce the occurrence of unnecessary C sections in the health insurance and single health system improving the quality of care and the safety of the woman and baby 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 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 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

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    the Scenes at the World Center Marriott Starting with the end of the day first you see here Melissa Hayes Regional Director of New York s HELP PSI Inc summarizing observations from day long excursion at the IHI National Forum in which a group of us had a chance to go behind the scenes of the Orlando World Center Marriott Boston Globe December 02 2014 Medical Errors in Massachusetts Still Common Study Finds A survey commissioned by Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction finds that nearly one quarter of Massachusetts residents say they or someone close to them experienced a mistake in their medical care during the past five years FierceHealthIT November 25 2014 Institute for Healthcare Improvement s Frank Federico Technology Can t Dictate Care If implemented well technology can do great things for healthcare but providers can t let it dictate how to do their work says Institute for Healthcare Improvement Executive Director Frank Federico Youth Health Magazine November 19 2014 Orlando FL to hold 26th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care The 26th Annual IHI National Forum on quality Improvement in Health Care will be held on December 7 to 10 2014 in Orlando Florida USA Over 5 000 health care professionals are expected to attend this prestigious event by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI an independent non profit organization in Cambridge Massachusetts IHI is a leading partner innovator convener and driver of results in health and health care development worldwide HealthCanal November 17 2014 Doing Things Better Without Adding Hours to the Day Change is all around us Thousands of passionate people at St Michael s Hospital are working right now on countless projects and initiatives to improve the way they do what they do while at the same time actually doing their work Human Capital Blog November 18 2014 The Stuff That Is Killing Us Ronald M Wyatt MD MHA is medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission In this role he promotes quality improvement and patient safety to internal and external audiences works to influence public policy and legislation for patient safety improvements and serves as the lead patient safety information and education resource within The Joint Commission On December 5 RWJF will explore this topic further at its first Scholars Forum Disparities Resilience and Building a Culture of Health Learn more about it The Cambridge Chronicle November 14 2014 Cambridge s Conversation Project Sparks Talks About End of Life Choices Physicians are traditionally trained to save lives so they can struggle with letting go when patients are at the end of their lives and the Conversation Project is an opportunity to get physicians and patients on the same level according to Trissa Torres senior vice president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI in Cambridge Bangor Daily News November 13 2014 Teamwork Can Help Maine Achieve Health Care s Triple Aim Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement the initiative outlines an approach to optimizing health care delivery through three parallel tracks improving the patient experience of care including quality and satisfaction improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care Medscape Medical News November 10 2014 New Smart Watch May Improve Hand Hygiene in Hospitals The Intermountain smart watch is one of a half dozen devices that have come to my attention from venture capitalists and people working in hospitals that are designed to serve as devices and even data collection portals for hand hygiene adherence said Donald A Goldmann MD chief medical and scientific officer for the Cambridge Massachusetts based Institute for Healthcare Improvement in an interview with Medscape Medical News Becker s Hospital Review November 01 2014 Hospital ratings What the Shift From Inpatient to Outpatient Means for Performance Measurement The hospital is starting to be thought of as a cost center rather than the center for everything in healthcare according to Kathy Luther RN a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Region Jaelland November 05 2014 US Experts Believe Bridge to Better Health Health experts from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston USA have achieved very good experience with improving public health in different environments around the world for example in urban ghettos and among children throughout Scotland Skipr October 30 2014 Soft Signs Earn Spot in Security This method of executive walk rounds was developed in the late nineties by the US Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI By deliberately visiting the workplace executives have accessible informal yet structured contact with professionals and patients The BMJ October 30 2014 A Flipped Forward View for Healthcare The recent publication of the NHS s Five Year Forward View by NHS England s chief executive Simon Stevens has been described as radical by some reports One proposal is that general practices would offer many of the services currently confined to hospitals It is generally agreed that it will be a huge challenge to deliver what has been outlined in the five year time scale Acritica October 24 2014 Acordo Pode Reduzir Cesarianas Em Hospitais Particulares Agreement Can Reduce Caesareans in Private Hospitals The technical cooperation agreement providing for the use of the methodology developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI in the United States Kaiser Health News October 21 2014 Hospitals Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived While Ebola stokes public anxiety more than one in six hospitals including some top medical centers are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections federal records show California Healthline October 22 2014 28 of Calif Hospitals Had Worse Than Expected Infection Rates About one in 25 hospital patients in the U S have a health care associated infection on any given day and 75 000 U S residents die from hospital related infections annually according to KHN The federal government since 2012 has been publishing hospital related infection rate analyses on Medicare s Hospital Compare website In addition Medicare in the fall will begin factoring hospital related infection rates into reimbursement payments Politico Magazine October 21 2014 Are Hospitals More Deadly Than Ebola These types of hospital mistakes caused by knowledge gaps carelessness unpreparedness or a combination of all by my estimate kill between 210 000 and 440 000 people in the United States every year The numbers indicate that preventable medical errors from infections to botched surgeries to administration of the wrong medicine are the third leading cause of death in the country behind only heart disease and cancer It is gratifying and heartbreaking at the same time to know that my research has been endorsed by leading experts in this field Kaiser Health News October 21 2014 Hospitals Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived While Ebola stokes public anxiety more than one in six hospitals including some top medical centers are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections federal records show Foreign Affairs October 15 2014 Governo Anuncia Medidas Para Reduzir Cesarianas Desnecessárias Note In Portuguese Government Announces Measures to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans The ANS also proposes changing the care delivery with the pilot project based on the best scientific evidence model The project is a partnership with the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Baby Friendly Hospital Healthcare Finance News October 14 2014 Acute Case Managers in Today s World Should Be Viewed as Leaders in the Organization The IHI Triple Aim improving the experience of care improving the health of populations and reducing per capita costs of healthcare is great news for assertive proactive case managers who have long yearned for teamwork and have historically spent the majority of their day trying to figure out the patient s plan and get team members on the same page all while engaging the patient at the same time FlaglerLive com October 07 2014 Florida Hospital Flagler To See Medicare Payments Reduced 0 37 Per Patient One of 148 Penalized in State Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals including more than 140 in Florida among them Florida Hospital Flagler for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments newly released federal records show Medscape October 08 2014 No EHR Flaw After All in Ebola Case Says Hospital Ideally physicians should read nursing notes but in a busy place that doesn t always happen said Donald Goldmann MD chief medical and scientific officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge Massachusetts Becker s Healthcare October 07 2014 20 Patient Safety Tools To supplement the material and analysis provided by Becker s Clinical Quality and Infection Control Becker s Healthcare offers an online database of free and low cost downloadable patient safety tools and resources putting them all in one place for user convenience The database contains tools for patients and providers on all quality related matters including general and specific infection prevention and control patient safety culture change management adverse event prevention and quality reporting Politico October 07 2014 Communication Glitches All Too Common in Hospitals Don Goldmann chief medical and scientific officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says that blaming computer records is a red herring Mistakes happen when health care systems don t work electronic or otherwise But protecting patients isn t just an engineering feat at some point where there s a complex or crucial or unusual piece of information people have to speak up and speak to each other Kaiser Health News October 02 2014 Medicare Fines 2 610 Hospitals In Third Round Of Readmission Penalties Medicare is fining a record number of hospitals 2 610 for having too many patients return within a month for additional treatments federal records released Wednesday show Even though the nation s readmission rate is dropping Medicare s average fines will be higher with 39 hospitals receiving the largest penalty allowed including the nation s oldest hospital Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia PLOS ONE September 30 2014 High Uptake of Systematic HIV Counseling and Testing and TB Symptom Screening at a Primary Care Clinic in South Africa Timely diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis TB and HIV is important to reduce morbidity and mortality and break the cycle of ongoing transmission Becker s Hospital CFO September 29 2014 Hospital Ratings What the Shift From Inpatient to Outpatient Means for Performance Measurement Administrators today are challenged with the need to identify the most appropriate setting for care while working to improve quality outcomes and service the patient experience in the most cost effective manner This may mean moving certain services that were traditionally provided in the hospital into the community The Peninsula September 24 2014 HMC marks World Sepsis Day Hamad Medical Corporation HMC is raising awareness of sepsis a complication commonly triggered by an infection and helping the public understand how to prevent the potentially life threatening condition as part of activities to mark World Sepsis Day Degrees September 19 2014 Perspectives on How Implementation Science Can Improve Global Health What is implementation science and what can it do for the field of global health Earlier this month FHI 360 brought together over 150 public health specialists researchers scholars and donors in Washington DC for a day long symposium to wrestle with these questions GreenBiz com September 15 2014 Kaiser Exec Can Hospitals Heal Patients and the Planet This study turns on its head the belief that introducing environmental sustainability measures increases operating costs says Blair L Sadler senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement one of the study authors and former CEO of Rady Children s Hospital in San Diego In fact just the opposite is true FierceHealthIT September 15 2014 Industry Experts Expand Patient Access Education to Personal Health Info Gilbert Salinas who spoke of his dual role as a patient with chronic illnesses and a fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement said it is important to pull away from asking the question What is the matter with you to what matters to you The Salt Lake Tribune September 12 2014 Op Ed S L Meeting Shows Utah s Leadership in Health Care Efficiency On Sept 16 17 the Board of Directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI will be in Salt Lake City for meetings at Intermountain Healthcare Modern Healthcare September 15 2014 Ambulatory Surgery Centers Can Be Risky for Older Patients In the wake of comedian Joan Rivers death following an ambulatory surgery procedure patient safety leaders and some physicians are calling on outpatient surgery centers to more carefully select elderly patients for surgery and are urging patients to scrutinize the qualifications of physicians in these centers Associations Now September 08 2014 A Big Course From a Small Association One executive at a state association has taken the lead on educating healthcare workers on a pressing national issue via a MOOC Infection Control Today September 02 2014 Study Shows Nationwide Declines in Central Line Infections and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Hospitals across the country have seen sharp declines in rates of central line associated blood stream infections CLABSIs and ventilator associated pneumonias VAPs among critically ill neonates and children according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics Forbes August 31 2014 How Will Millennials Face Their Parents Aging With Wearable Tech and Human Touch Generation X is entering that phase when the parents who cared for us need the favor partially returned The process likely looks similar to what Baby Boomers have experienced but how will it be for millennials By the time their parents become seniors will technology have radically changed the way both parent and child face the questions of health and independence The Seattle Times September 03 2014 Cars TVs come with warranties Why not hips and knees Seattle s Virginia Mason is one of the first hospitals in the country to offer a warranty on its joint replacement surgeries FierceHealthIT August 27 2014 Telemedicine a Cornerstone Solution to Triple Aim Efforts There are not many options for improving care while also decreasing costs Wang says but telemedicine is an area where health systems hospitals and physician practices should work more aggressively Patient Safety Quality Healthcare August 11 2014 Looking to the Future of Patient Safety Where is the patient safety movement headed What new issues will emerge Among the current hot topics hospital associated infections readmissions unprofessional behavior diagnostic errors and others which do think will be under control or not five years from now FierceHealthFinance August 21 2014 Clinicians Must Address Cost Quality of Care to Reduce Spending As patients gain more control over their healthcare and demand more of a role in the decision making process hospitals doctors and front line workers must engage them in conversations about cost and quality care matters 9 1 1 Magazine August 20 2014 EMS Podcast Online From Prehospital to In Hospital The Continuum for Time Sensitive Care On July 24th The Institute for Healthcare Improvement IHI hosted an audio program on the topic From Prehospital to In Hospital The Continuum for Time Sensitive Care featuring a panel of four national and international experts Becker s ASC Review August 15 2014 10 Patient Safety Tools for the ASC Setting The following 10 tools are for ASCs to employ in pursuit of improving and reinforcing patient safety published on Becker s Infection Control and Clinical Quality City Of Cape Town August 15 2014 City s ARV Clubs Change Lives The ARV clubs are a World Design Capital 2014 project showcasing an innovation which reduces the time patients spend waiting for ARV medication eases the pressure on congested facilities and enables staff to focus on sick patients Healthcare Traveler August 13 2014 Hospitals Resolve to Increase Nurses Time at the Bedside An influx of newly insured patients and additional administrative tasks are taking nurses away from the bedside but some hospitals are finding creative ways to increase the amount of direct care time patients receive The Hospitalist August 01 2014 Hospital Patient Safety Quality Movement Helped Propel Hospitalists Early hospitalists well positioned to improve inpatient care expand specialty Journal News August 03 2014 Interest in Shared Medical Visits Increasing in Region Studies and published findings show group medical visits prove effective in helping people manage a chronic condition or new diagnosis while increasing a patient s access to their physician and freeing up more of the physician s time to treat other patients NBC News August 03 2014 What is Perfect Human Health Google Wants to Map It Google Baseline announced last week will collect molecular and genetic information from an initial 175 volunteers and later thousands more The philosophy is to focus on the genetics of health itself rather than focus on disease Akron Beacon Journal July 11 2014 Children s Hospital Tackles Potential Errors by Improving Patient Handoffs According to new national research led by a critical care doctor at Akron Children s Hospital establishing standardized ways to transfer patient care during shift changes or between units can reduce handoff related care failures by nearly 70 percent Wall Street Journal July 21 2014 Nurses Shift Aiming for More Time With Patients The Wall Street Journal explores the need for hospitals to increase the time nurses spend at the patient bedside includes remarks from Pat Rutherford and an overview of the IHI RWJF program Transforming Care at the Bedside Yahoo News July 21 2014 How a Team of Doctors at One Hospital Boosted Hand Washing Cut Infections and Created a Culture of Safety Washing hands is one of the single most effective ways to prevent the spread of dangerous infections ranging from pneumonia to MRSA a life threatening staph infection in US hospitals One in 25 patients will battle at least one infection picked up in the hospital according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In 2011 there were approximately 722 000 of these health care associated infections nationwide and about 75 000 patients died Still

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    need for clear rules on safe staffing levels The Health Care Blog August 08 2013 No Criminal Charges for Providers Won t Fix the NHS Berwick says One of US President Barack Obama s key health advisers has just published a review in the aftermath of the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal Don Berwick s review is both thoughtful and reflective but one of his key recommendations to create criminal sanctions against health staff will not make the NHS safer for patients BBC Health August 07 2013 Patient safety must be top priority in NHS Patient safety must become the top priority in the NHS in England according to a major review July 31 2013 AORN Journal Ensuring Safe Use of Medical Devices AORN Journal article on medical device safety quotes IHI s Frank Federico extensively including his recommendations for device selection ongoing regular usability testing and establishing a system for reporting adverse events among other topics Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine July 25 2013 HFMA Rising to the Challenge An Interview With Don Berwick HAVING EXAMINED AMERICA S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN HIS ROLE AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE MEDICAID SERVICES ONE OF THE NATION S FOREMOST HEALTHCARE QUALITY EXPERTS PRESCRIBES OPTIMISM AND INNOVATION TO CURE THE PROBLEMS AT HAND The Huffington Post July 03 2013 How to Save 1 000 Newborn Lives IHI s Dr Pierre Barker outlines how the IHI and partners in Malawi have been making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers and their children KSAT com July 03 2013 Project JOINTS Swiping Away Surgical Infections IHI s Project JOINTS helps hospitals in the San Antonio region cut down on surgical site infections Hospitals Health Networks June 17 2013 Hospitals Health Networks New Ways to Staff a Hospital IHI s Trissa Torres speaks to potential increases in hospital staffs saying she sees much more the redeploying than the adding of staff commenting on how hospital clinicians need to be trained to listen to the patient s agenda and not promote their own agenda Huffington Post June 10 2013 Huffington Post How Safe Are You On That Long Distance Flight A new blog post by Pierre Barker at the Huffington Post discusses the safety of passengers on long flights citing recent personal experiences and concluding A better plan is needed for caring for those who become seriously ill on long flights The aviation and health care industries should work together to design test and implement it Modern Healthcare April 08 2013 Top 25 Women in Healthcare 2013 IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano is among the 2013 honorees named to Modern Healthcare s Top 25 Women in Healthcare coverage includes a video interview with Bisognano The Wall Street Journal March 11 2013 Steps for Surgical Patients to Fight Infection The Wall Street Journal highlights IHI s work spreading best practices to stop surgical site infections Project JOINTS MedPage Today February 22 2013 Computer Systems Cut Hospital Drug Errors Greater implementation of computerized provider order entry systems in hospitals currently

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    May 2012 around 275 000 users have posted their donor status on the site IHI Senior Fellow Blair Sadler says It shows the enormous potential of social media The New Zealand Herald September 21 2012 Saving Lives Creating a Culture of Improvement Counties Manukau s health education and research centre Ko Awatea is a key factor in the battle to deliver better quality health care in New Zealand Ko Awatea was created in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Huffington Post September 19 2012 New Hope for Mothers and Newborns in Africa IHI Senior Vice President Dr Pierre Barker describes how a whole community in Central Ghana abandons work for a day and comes together to support a radical new approach to dealing with the region s high rates of death for mothers and their newborns hfm Magazine September 03 2012 Bookshelf Pursuing the Triple Aim The book Pursuing the Triple Aim Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care Better Health and Lower Costs is inspiring and full of practical ideas for hospital systems and provider practices Bloomberg August 22 2012 Diving into Health Care Is Dangerous to My Health Imagine what the US could do if it harnessed its resources and talent to focus our health care system on disease prevention rather than on managing disease Fife Today August 27 2012 The Heart of the Hospital Dr Chris McKenna consultant acute physician at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy Scotland is undertaking the year long Improvement Advisor course through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston to help quality improvement in his field and is already implementing some of his ideas at the hospital Kaiser Permanente News Center August 20 2012 Kaiser Permanente Fellow Begins Studies at the Insitute for Healthcare Improvement Kaiser Permanente congratulates Margo Maida Director of Delivery System Reform for Santa Clara Valley Health Hospital System who began her year fellowship in July at IHI in Cambridge Mass HealthLeaders Media August 23 2012 Hospital of the Future s Top 20 Features Quality improvement through design IHI Senior Fellow Blair Sadler says My experience is still that the majority of CEOs don t get the powerful connection between the physical space of a hospital and its quality Hospital Health Networks August 01 2012 Innovations in Patient Care Delivery Hospitals are striving to become high value organizations that provide patient centered fiscally prudent care This article includes a CEO checklist five steps to innovation and case studies of two health care systems HFMA Leadership Bulletin August 01 2012 HFMA Leadership Bulletin Most Read Articles August 2012 The August 2012 e bulletin highlights 10 hot button Leadership articles that struck a chord with the HFMA C suite audience Included as 2 Most Read is an article by IHI s Kathy Luther Eliminating Waste Without Harming Quality AARP Blog August 15 2012 Can We Talk The Conversation Project Dying may be taking a turn for the better People it seems are beginning to talk about end of life issues before the end The Conversation Project aims to get the subject started around the kitchen table USA Today August 16 2012 Far More Could Be Done to Stop the Deadly Bacteria C diff Despite a decade of rising C difficile rates health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections HealthLeaders Media July 26 2012 Hospitals Adverse Event Reporting Systems Inadequate An Office of Inspector General s report again poked holes in the credibility of the nation s hospital patient harm reporting system Huffington Post July 27 2012 Not Just Drugs What Will It Take to Stop Mother to Child Transmission of HIV IHI researchers show that without better health care delivery systems to overcome challenges the breakthrough medical discoveries that can block transfer of the virus from mother to infant will not be effective and the dream of an HIV free generation will be deferred North Country Now June 29 2012 Staff at Claxton Hepburn in Ogdensburg Get Safety and Quality Improvement Training Senior staff at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg New York have received training on patient safety and quality improvement skills through the IHI Open School for Health Professions online courses Charlotte Observer June 26 2012 Former Federal Health Official Dr Donald Berwick Says Health Care Should Be a Human Right Dr Donald Berwick said Tuesday that the health care system can follow proven methods to make care safer more effective and less expensive Boston com Political Intelligence June 28 2012 Supreme Court Grants Victory to President Obama Upholding Constitutionality of 2010 Health Care Law The ruling reaffirms the most ambitious and controversial undertaking of Obama s first term attempting to guarantee that most of the 45 million Americans without insurance will get better access to medical care Becker s Hospital Review June 28 2012 25 Healthcare Leaders React to Supreme Court s Decision to Uphold PPACA IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano comments The Affordable Care Act when fully implemented has the potential to expand access for tens of millions of Americans to vital preventive services and care for chronic conditions Both are crucial to improving care in America at a time when all of the metrics for chronic conditions are going the wrong way Boston Globe June 29 2012 Justices Back Health Law Change Political Landscape The US Supreme Court Thursday upheld President Obama s national health care law including its requirement that most Americans obtain insurance HealthLeaders Media June 29 2012 Providers Payers Largely Favor PPACA Decision Most of the health care industry appeared pleased with Thursday s majority Supreme Court decision to uphold most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Times Standard June 19 2012 Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Save Lives A risk free inexpensive test that can be done at home could be the answer 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    improving safety American Medical News October 31 2011 Stanford Cuts Liability Premiums with Cash Offers after Errors Stanford University s hospitals and clinics have saved 3 2 million in annual premiums since establishing a program to disclose and investigate adverse events and offer an apology and compensation to patients when the bad outcome has been deemed preventable The Vancouver Courier October 28 2011 Performing Small Acts Makes a Big Difference The relatively small systematic changes made in the hospitals involved in the IHI s 100 000 Lives Campaign were scientifically based carefully planned and standardized State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals October 18 2011 Efforts to Improve Care for Louisiana Moms and Babies Focus of First Louisiana Perinatal Improvement Summit The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and partners brought together perinatal quality experts from across the country for the first Louisiana Perinatal Care Improvement Summit Otago Daily Times October 12 2011 Clinicians told to embrace messiness of life IHI s Dr Robert Lloyd talks with clinicians managers and board members of Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand about using and interpreting clinical and research data correctly to improve health safety and systems The Atlanta Journal Constitution October 07 2011 Report Grady Failed to Properly Monitor Patient Who Fell from Window A patient falls out of a hospital window to her death providing an extraordinary opportunity for learning and improvement for all hospitals to improve patient safety North Platte Bulletin September 29 2011 Health Care Panel Tackles Patient Safety A five person panel of national and local health care officials and journalists ultimately agreed that transparency is among the biggest problems facing patient safety Cherokee Phoenix September 22 2011 Cherokee Nation Doctor Completes Fellowship Cherokee Nation physician Dr John Krueger recently completed a one year fellowship with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Washington Post September 11 2011 New data show difficulties in controlling patient rebound at care facilities New data show that Veterans Health Administration VA hospital patients are just as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients at private hospitals despite the VA s efforts to reduce unnecessary readmissions InformationWeek August 29 2011 Natural Language Processing IDs Medical Complications A new study finds that embedding Natural Language Processing into electronic health records identifies postsurgical complications more accurately than analysis of patient safety indicators based on discharge billing codes The Commercial Appeal August 24 2011 Project Has Triple Aim to Improve Health The biggest companies in Memphis health care are joining together to improve the experience and quality of care and to decrease costs Boston Business Journal August 24 2011 Modern Healthcare Names Four from Massachusetts to Most Influential List Modern Healthcare has named its 100 most influential people in health care for 2011 and four are from Massachusetts North Country Now July 25 2011 CPH Joins Efforts to Limit Infections After Joint Replacements Canton Potsdam Hospital CPH in New York has joined Project JOINTS an effort to speed adoption of proven methods to prevent surgical site infections after hip and knee replacement surgery Arkansas Democrat Gazette July 28 2011 Hospital Honored for Zero Infections St Joseph s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs Arkansas was named an Exemplar Hospital by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as a leader in developing and implementing practices that reduce surgical site infections Post Bulletin August 10 2011 Former Mayo CEO to Be Honored Dr Bob Waller former CEO and president of Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and a member of the IHI Board of Directors receives a special Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award Sound Medicine August 07 2011 Healthcare Lessons from Clinton Era In this audio interview IHI COO Jeff Selberg talks about the similarities between the Obama and Clinton administrations including some warnings of what s ahead for hospitals and for patients Advance for Nurses August 03 2011 Med Surg Nurses Hold Information Vital to Patient s Outcome in a Rapid Response Medical surgical nurses should be an integral part of a hospital Rapid Response Team Nurse com July 11 2011 Pilot Projects Newton Wellesley s STAAR Initiative Aims to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions Nurses at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts are working to keep discharged patients from unnecessarily returning to their hospital beds as part of the hospital s participation in the STate Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations STAAR initiative Radio New Zealand June 18 2011 Maureen Bisognano Changing Health Care In this Radio New Zealand broadcast IHI CEO Maureen Bisognano talks about changing health care FOXBusiness July 21 2011 Combating Preventable Rehospitalizations No Easy Task The frequency of patients returning to hospitals soon after being discharged is a problem plaguing the American health care system Experts estimate that 76 percent of the readmissions are preventable YourNabe com July 21 2011 North Shore LIJ Working to Bring Down Sepsis Deaths The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System is teaming up with IHI for a 21 month long partnership to reduce sepsis deaths in hospitals Howick and Pakuranga Times June 23 2011 Health Study Centre Opens Ko Awatea a new educational facility in New Zealand that is also known as the center for health system innovation and improvement is seeking to find better ways to serve the health needs of the Counties Manukau population The Hospitalist July 01 2011 It Takes a Village This article discusses recommended practices for hospitalists to improve care transitions for indigent patients and describes health care organizations communities and initiatives such as IHI s STAAR initiative that are working to improve care transitions 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    delivered a keynote address at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement s 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Orlando FL HealthLeaders Media December 02 2010 What Disney Can Teach Hospitals There s a lot more talk about making hospitals work more like hotels and spas and doctors more like maître d s in order to achieve patient centered care Wall Street Journal October 18 2010 The Doctor Will See You Eventually Of all the problems with the U S health care system one of the most vexing for patients is simply sitting in the doctor s waiting room HealthLeaders Media October 04 2010 IHI Issues Guidelines for Managing Clinical Adverse Events In a white paper entitled Respectful Management of Serious Clinical Adverse Events Conway and colleagues at IHI and the Harvard School of Public Health offer a way for providers to prepare Holyrood Magazine September 17 2010 Safety First Improving patient safety by putting people at the center of their care Indiana University August 15 2010 Uninsured Have Higher Death Rates Hosts Barbara Lewis David Crabb MD Jeremy Shere PhD Kathy Miller MD and Steve Bogdewic PhD talk to physicians and researchers The Boston Globe July 19 2010 Healing Ideas New leader Maureen Bisognano of Cambridge based think tank IHI aims to make medical care safer and cheaper The Boston Globe July 14 2010 A New Practice The Doctor Will See You Today Patients in Worcester MA are pleased with the ability to see their doctor the same day that they call for an appointment Star Tribune July 11 2010 Improving Life for Nurses and Patients Minnesota hospitals join a project aimed at trading wasted time for more patient time Wall Street Journal July 07 2010 A New Leader for IHI as Don Berwick Leaves for CMS So who will fill Don Berwick s shoes at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement now that he will be running Medicare and Medicaid Fast Company July 02 2010 Summer Reading Picks Maureen Bisognano recommends some summer reading for those in the healthcare industry or simply for those looking for a good book Wall Street Journal July 02 2010 Healthcare Workers Behaving Badly The topic of bad behavior in the health care workplace was enough to draw more than 1 600 participants to a multimedia presentation by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement The Boston Globe June 21 2010 Back in The Hospital Again If you get admitted to a hospital chances are way too good that you ll be back before long maybe more than once Boston com June 10 2010 Lack of Insurance Tied to Higher Death Rates for Heart Attack Stroke Working age Americans hospitalized for a heart attack or a stroke were more likely to die if they were uninsured a new national study from Boston reports CNN com June 10 2010 Uninsured More Likely to Die During Hospital Stay When uninsured patients are treated in the hospital for heart attack stroke and pneumonia they are more likely to die

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    lower cost and improve quality The Boston Globe November 22 2009 Hospitals Make Headway on Patient Infections Massachusetts largest hospitals say they have significantly cut the number of patients who acquire painful costly and sometimes deadly infections in their operating suites and intensive care units Kasier Health News November 12 2009 Checking in With Donald Berwick KHN s Phil Galewitz talks to Donald Berwick M D M P P former President and CEO of IHI and clinical professor of pediatrics and health care policy at the Harvard Medical School WCVB TV Boston October 21 2009 Can 2 Minutes and a Sheet of Paper Save Your Life Medical students pushing use of patient safety checklist USA Today September 30 2009 No Southern Comfort in Obesity For many blacks in the South healthy living is at odds with the culture PRI s The World September 10 2009 Foreign Lessons in Hospital Efficiency Containing health care costs is a key goal of reform efforts The New York Times August 13 2009 10 Steps to Better Health Care Americans have recognized that our health system is bankrupting us and that we have dealt with this by letting the system price more and more people out of health care Minnesota Public Radio August 04 2009 Putting the Patient First Patient centered care sounds like a given but it s not always so An interview with Pauline Chen MD and Don Berwick MD Health Affairs Blog July 28 2009 Low Cost High Quality Health Care in America As President Barack Obama and his allies press their case for health care reform the president exhorts that his vision will slow the growth of medical expenditures expand coverage to millions and improve the quality of care The New York Times July 26 2009 Forget Who Pays Medical Bills It s Who Sets the Cost Every fight over health care reform is different and every fight over health care reform is the same Newsweek July 24 2009 The Long Fight John Dingell s 50 year struggle to pass universal health care legislation The Boston Channel July 22 2009 End of Life Care Under Microscope As health care costs spiral out of control the quality of end of life care and the difficult private decisions around it have converged very publicly with its enormous financial expense The Boston Channel July 22 2009 End of Life Care Puts Tremendous Burden on Medicare Modern medicine has saved countless lives with miracle cures and cutting edge surgeries But the single biggest cost saver for our health care system could be figuring out when less is more ABC News June 24 2009 Focus on Healthcare Reform Dr Don Berwick on the country s health care reform debate The New York Times June 23 2009 America s Health Care Priorities II Economix asked health care experts and stakeholders to answer this question What should the priorities for health care reform be The New York Times June 04 2009 Letting The Patient Call The Shots Don

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