Category Archive: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

A New Tool to Improve Community Health

A recent story in US News & World Report showcases 100 Million Healthier Lives and its launch of a new framework to help entities across sectors and at all levels – including local communities, nonprofit organizations, health care systems and the f…

Q&A: How the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative Works

A Q&A with Terry Fulmer on “4 M’s” for age friendliness is subject of this Provider Magazine article.

Improve Health of Seniors With 4-Pronged, Age-Friendly Strategy

This HealthLeaders article introduces the 4Ms and explores some of the benefits of the framework, spotlighting the work and results achieved at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

WIHI: Assessing the Value of Age-Friendly Health Care

June 13, 2019 | Are there financial benefits to being an Age-Friendly Health System? Learn about the potential to unlock cost savings and generate new revenue, all while providing safer, more appropriate care for older adults.

WIHI: Taking Acute Pain Seriously, Treating It Safely

May 30, 2019 | Health care needs to create safer processes for acute pain management. But what roles should patients play in this? A new IHI report provides reccomendations to sharpen acute pain management strategies in your health system.

Simple Measures Show Potential for Well-Being and Equity in the US

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How One Health System Overcame Resistance to a Surgical Checklist

This article in Harvard Business Review Online by Kate Hilton and Alex Anderson spotlights how the McLeod Regional Health System in Florence, South Carolina, overcame resistance to employing a surgical checklist.

Solving Medication Overload: America’s Other Drug Problem

This Health Affairs blog post by Lown Institute’s Shannon Brownlee and John A. Hartford Foundation’s Terry Fulmer discusses the topic of medication overload.

US Medicine as a Game of Thrones: The Houses of Volume, of Value, and of Integrative Health

This article in Today’s Practitioner uses a Game of Thrones theme to discuss health care today and mentions the Triple Aim: bettering patient experience, reducing per capita costs, and improving population health.

Endgame’ Can Teach Healthcare

This article in Fierce Healthcare on what the Avengers can teach healthcare mentions IHI’s aim to fundamentally change the way we think and practice healthcare across the country.

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