When Violence Savages American Communities: Important Lessons for Hospitals

This is the first in a yearlong series of articles in which H&HN Senior Writer Marty Stempniak will focus on crucial lessons from hospitals that have responded to the epidemic of violence plaguing our nation. Stempniak will examine mass casualty ev…

IHI and NPSF Will Merge to Drive Nationwide Patient Safety Efforts

Two leading patient safety organizations have agreed to join forces to accelerate efforts to improve patient and workforce safety initiatives. The IHI and the NPSF will merge on May 1, the organizations announced Monday to kickoff Patient Safety Awaren…

IHI, NPSF to Merge, ‘Re-energize’ Patient Safety Agenda

Two organizations that have played major roles in promoting quality healthcare are merging, according to a joint announcement Monday from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the National Patient Safety Foundation. IHI CEO Derek Feeley will lead the combined organizations, which together are calling for a “coordinated system-wide effort geared at providing safe care delivery across all aspects of care.”

IHI, National Patient Safety Foundation Announce Plans to Merge

Two influential Boston-area groups say that patient safety movement is due for a reboot. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement said that it will combine forces with the National Patient Safety Foundation, effective on May 1. As a part of the merge a…

National Patient Safety Foundation and Institute for Healthcare Improvement to Merge in May

Two prominent advocates of improving patient safety, the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, will join forces and become one organization as of May 1, 2017. CEOs Derek Feeley and Tejal Gandhi share the reaso…

Profiles in Improvement: Dr. Pierre Barker, IHI Chief Global Partnerships and Programs Officer

Dr. Pierre Barker, IHI Chief Global Partnerships and Programs Officer, describes some of IHI’s global work that is helping to improve health and health care worldwide.

CMS’ New Bundled Payment Program: 3 Things to Know

In 2016, CMS launched the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR), a program expected to last five years. Seen as a major step toward transforming care delivery in Medicare, CMS’ goal is to incentivize providers to coordinate care across treatment settings, while reducing unnecessary services and expanding initiatives that hasten patients’ recovery.

Health System Leaders Issue Statement in Support of Medicaid Expansion, Gains Made Under the ACA

Leaders of several prominent health systems gathered in Washington, D.C. for a panel discussion about protecting innovation and coverage amid reports Republican U.S. lawmakers expect to unveil this week the text of long-awaited legislation to repeal an…

Healthcare Leaders Stress Value of ACA’s Push for Innovation

Though much of the debate around a Republican-led effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has centered around insurance and reforms to the law’s coverage mandates, for providers some of the biggest, and best, changes came from the law’s push for payment and delivery innovation. IHI’s Don Berwick shares his views on the ACA’s dual themes: offering more and better health insurance and innovating care delivery.

IHI and National Patient Safety Foundation Agree to Merger

Recognizing that patient safety is a public health issue in need of fresh, robust approaches and constant focus for health care systems today, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) announce pla…

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