The Humanity in End-of-Life Care

Health care is personal, especially when it comes to caring for someone as they approach death. However, half of Americans feel they have too little control over end-of-life medical decisions. As the industry moves toward a more holistic approach to ca…

Dr. Don Berwick’s Reading List: 6 Book Recommendations for Safety Leaders

Don Berwick, MD, shared six book recommendations for patient safety leaders during a keynote address at the 19th Annual National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Congress.

New Guide Offers Hospital Execs a Blueprint to Create, Lead a Culture of Safety

Patient safety experts have long urged healthcare executives to create, shape and sustain a culture of safety within their organizations. Now there is a manual to help them do just that and advance their patient safety and workplace safety efforts.

DIY Medicine Helps Improve Outcomes, Reduce Cost

The concept of self-care is a new and developing one. Where people used to have to deal with long inpatient stays, they now can learn to self-administer care for chronic conditions. Successful programs have seen not only an improvement in patient quali…

Driver Diagram

A driver diagram is a visual display of a team’s theory of what “drives,” or contributes to, the achievement of a project aim. This clear picture of a team’s shared view is a useful tool for communicating to a range of stakeholders where a team is testing and working.

Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit

IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit features ten tools you need to launch and manage a successful improvement project, including instructions, an example, and a blank template for each tool.

WIHI: Seven Popular Improvement Tools: How (and When) to Use Them

May 18, 2017 | Make sure you’re getting the most out of key improvement tools like PDSA, run chart and control chart, driver diagram, and more — and know when to use them in your improvement work.

ACA and AHCA: Don Berwick Breaks It Down

Dr. Don Berwick. Berwick, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, explains the changing health care landscape in terms that are both simple and comprehensive. What’s the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? If it’s “repealed and replaced” by the American Health Care Act (ACHA), what will change? What is the difference between the two?

First-of-a-Kind Survey on Public Health Launched

During the fifth Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ME Forum 2017), the Minister of Public Health H E, Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, announced the launch of the Qatar Public Health Strategy 2017-2022 Consultation, which invites feedba…

Lucian Leape Institute Announces Safety Culture and Technology Innovator Awards

Nominations are now open for the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute Medtronic Safety Culture and Technology Innovator Awards. This award program, in its inaugural year, will recognize initiatives that drive successful implementation of technology through culture change in health care.

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