WIHI: No Let Up on Safety

September 19, 2019 | It’s been 20 years since the Institue of Medicine’s groundbreaking report on patient safety first shook the American health care sysetm. So, what has imporved, and what still needs work?

A Maturing Field: Age-Friendly Health Care

Institute for Healthcare Improvement and partners recognize hospitals and health care practices leading the way in addressing the health needs of older adults

Are You Using Data the Right Way?

Health care leaders rely on data to guide decisions, yet when data is misinterpreted it impacts the quality of those decisions. This article discusses using data the right way to inform decisions, including control charts to display and interpret data …

Aim Statement Worksheet

An effective aim statement is fundamental for every quality improvement project. Use this worksheet to help you write a clear, specific aim statement and complete the checklist to double-check your work.

Program Reduces 33 Percent of Infections in ICUs

IHI’s work in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Brazil is recognized in this article celebrating the results of the first 18 months of the PROADI Collaborative with 119 public hospitals.

3-Part Care Pathway Addresses Delirium During Hospitalization

Age-Friendly health system, Hartford Hospital, and its ADAPT program is the subject of this Health Leaders article and includes a related IHI blog post, Delirium Prevention and Treatment: How to Improve Care and Avoid Unnecessary Costs.

Online Check-ins Help Urgent-Care Clinics Manage Patient Throughput

Commentary from Don Goldmann is included in this Modern Healthcare article on the use of online check-in tools for urgent care. Don commented on the fact that getting more patients into urgent care can create significant cost savings for both health ca…

‘Good Death’: Choosing How to Live and How to Die

IHI’s Conversation Project is highlighted in this WebMD Magazine article on end-of-life conversations.

WIHI: Black Women and Maternal Care: Redesigning for Safety, Dignity, and Respect

August 8, 2019 | With a significant rise in maternal deaths in the United States, how can providers partner with community groups to design respectul, dignified pregnancy experiences?

Four Steps for Developing Reliable Processes

Creating and sustaining reliable processes to ensure health care quality and patient safety requires thoughtful planning and execution. This checklist of four steps will help ensure your systems are designed with reliability in mind. ‚Äč

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