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By Rishi Manchanda | Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
In a new interview, Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, untangles the sometimes confusing discussions about the nonmedical root causes of major health problems - including a lack of housing, food insecurity, or social isolation – also known as the social determinants of health.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Triple Aim for Populations, Community, Joy in Work, Primary Care
By Mark Hamilton | Friday, Jan 11, 2019
It's not easy to reinvigorate quality improvement work when previous efforts didn't last. One organization shares what they've learned from the past to sustain improvement in the future.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability, Europe
By Kathy Duncan | Thursday, Jan 10, 2019
A huddle is a short, stand-up meeting — 10 minutes or less — that is typically used at the start of a day or shift to help teams anticipate and actively manage quality and safety issues. IHI's Kathy Duncan shares her tips for successfully testing and implementing huddles in a variety of settings.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Communication, Teamwork
By IHI Multimedia Team | Wednesday, Jan 09, 2019
Achieving better quality care in health systems requires a multifaceted partnership among health care providers, payers, patients, and caregivers. The IHI Lucian Leape Institute convened leading organizations, thought leaders, and trustees to develop a framework to guide core quality knowledge, expectations, and activities to better govern quality.


Tag(s): Leadership, Governance and Boards, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By Zewdie Mulissa | Friday, Jan 04, 2019
There are many ways to present and analyze data. For improvement efforts, visual displays are often the best approach to learn from data variation. Images are usually easy and quick to prepare, and they lead to a systematic view of problems and opportunities.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Measures, Improvement Capability, Africa
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