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By Derek Feeley | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019
Why is there a gap between our understanding of quality care and what patients receive? One reason is because we too often forget the patient and the practitioner whose job is to implement those practices.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Equitable Care Delivery, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement
By Santiago Narino | Thursday, Jun 28, 2018
How can a hospital realize dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections? To support teams implementing CLABSI, CA-UTI, and VAP bundles, one physician focused on the human side of change. Her leadership can be understood by using the Psychology of Change framework.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Infection - Healthcare-Associated (HAI), Leadership, Europe, Psychology of Change
By Richard Scoville | Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Sustaining improvement is essential to provide the best health care for patients. But too often, hard-won improvements are lost as attention shifts to other priorities and staff revert to the “old way” of doing things. Expert Improvement Advisor Richard Scoville outlines the 6 essential practices for sustainable improvement.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Improvement Capability
By Derek Feeley | Friday, Sep 29, 2017
What is the global appeal of breaking the rules for better care? There are too many rules that don’t exist for good reasons, contributing to health care burnout. So, when given the chance to break or eliminate them, people are glad to do so if it helps them provide better care for patients.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, IHI Leadership Alliance
By Derek Feeley | Monday, Mar 06, 2017
Do change and uncertainty represent "the new normal" in health care? In the latest installment of his “Line of Sight” column, IHI President and CEO Derek Feeley suggests three tips for making the most of an ever-changing health care landscape, including being open to learning from others.

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, IHI Leadership Alliance
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