This Week at IHI
January 14, 2019
What Would a Martian Think of Our Health Care System

“If a man from Mars showed up, he would probably have some pretty serious questions,” says IHI President Emeritus & Senior Fellow Don Berwick about the US health care system. Berwick’s 2018 National Forum keynote — featuring a surprise visit from an extraterrestrial — describes eight ways health care can start addressing social determinants of health, such as education, income, and equity. Watch the keynote and sign up for the 2019 Forum »

‘She Got Her Fighting Spirit Back’: The Power of Patient Safety Bundles

When Ida Ottosen was sent home from the hospital to die, she was pale, passive, and expected to pass within a matter of days. But she didn’t die as quickly as doctors predicted. At home, she was cared for by a community health care worker who used patient safety bundles to reduce Ottosen’s risk for pressure ulcers and other harm. How safety bundles restored Ottosen’s will to live »

Leveraging the Psychology of Change

Understanding why people resist change — and how to activate people to change — is essential to advance and sustain improved care. A new article in Healthcare Executive presents a concise overview of the IHI Psychology of Change Framework with key takeaways and tools for leaders »

In the Spotlight

Improvement Capability: The Secret to Becoming a Nurse Quality Leader

Person- and Family-Centered Care: Is Co-Design the Key to Humanizing Health Care?

Patient Safety: Reducing Readmissions, Improving Equity

Quality, Cost, and Value: Survey on Transitioning to Value-Based Payment Models

Triple Aim for Populations: National Standards in Addiction Treatment

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Experts review recommendations from the Blueprint for Complex Care in an upcoming webinar, Jan 22, 2 PM ET. A new infographic shows 11 opportunities to strengthen the field.

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A recent study suggests EMTs and paramedics may not treat minority patients and white patients the same way when it comes to offering pain medication. Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

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FierceHealthcare reports from the IHI National Forum: How to demonstrate the ROI on quality improvement projects

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