How to Safely Restart Elective Surgeries After a COVID Spike

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected surgical schedules and staff: some staff are fatigued and stressed, some may be out of practice, and there are large backlogs of procedures that were postponed. To keep surgical staff and patients safe during thes…

Organizational Evidence-Based and Promising Practices for Improving Clinician Well-Being

This paper describes evidence-based and promising practices shown to increase clinician well-being and reduce burnout across six domains, provides examples, and presents principles of organizational action for clinician well-being derived from the IHI …

The Path to Zero Harm: How to Create a Culture of Safety in the OR

In a Oct. 20 webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review and sponsored by Stryker, industry leaders discussed the leadership values and management tools necessary to transform ORs into high-reliability systems. Presenters included IHI’s Jessica Perlo an…

Under the Cover of COVID-19 News, the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses Silently Surges

While the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered health systems’ priorities, a parallel public health emergency — the national epidemic of opioid-related morbidity and mortality — has continued unabated, with almost 450,000 opioid overdose-related d…

3 Lessons High-Reliability Organizations Can Teach Us During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Kedar Mate, IHI President and CEO, shares how some health care systems that have previously committed to becoming high-reliability organizations (HROs) have been better equipped to more quickly adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workforce Safety Key to Patient Safety

Health care leaders increasingly recognize that patient safety is not possible without a workforce that is physically and psychologically safe, joyful, and thriving. This article describes three actionable recommendations to improve workforce safety.

100 Million Healthier Lives Health and Well-Being Measurement Approach and Assessment Tools

These tools and resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, help individuals, organizations, and communities measure what matters most to advance health, well-being, and equity at multiple levels and across topics.

100 Million Healthier Lives Advancing Equity Tools

These tools and resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, support communities’ efforts to prioritize equity in an authentic and deep way and address racism as a determinant of health as they work toward achieving impro…

100 Million Healthier Lives Engaging People with Lived Experience Tools

This collection of resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, provides key information and tools to support communities and organizations to authentically engage people with lived experience in co-design and implementat…

100 Million Healthier Lives: Using Improvement Science to Accelerate Community Transformation

This collection of resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative (100MLives), provides practical guidance on how to use improvement methods and tools in community-based settings to advance health, well-being, and equity.

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