Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success

Creating a culture of safety in health care settings has proven to be a challenging endeavor, and there is a lack of clear actions for organizational leaders to take in developing such a culture. This guide provides chief executive officers and other health care leaders with a useful tool for assessing and advancing their organization’s culture of safety, and can be used to help determine the current state, inform dialogue with the board and leadership team, and help leaders set priorities.

Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success

Creating a culture of safety in health care settings has proven to be a challenging endeavor, and there is a lack of clear actions for organizational leaders to take in developing such a culture. This guide provides chief executive officers and other health care leaders with a useful tool for assessing and advancing their organization’s culture of safety, and can be used to help determine the current state, inform dialogue with the board and leadership team, and help leaders set priorities.

For Better Care, Break the Rules: 5 Tips to Get Started

Patient safety experts from around the globe discussed the importance of breaking rules to improve clinical and administrative processes during a December 13 session at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Florida.

Only One Charlotte Area Hospital Gets a Top Score in Federal Ratings

Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville is the only Charlotte hospital to earn a top score in newly released federal rankings. Don Goldmann, Chief Scientific Officer Emeritus for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, said the government's star ratings are probably motivating hospitals to improve practices to avoid poor scores, which is a good thing for patients.

2018 Industry Predictions from Women in Health IT Leaders

IHI Chief Clinical and Safety Officer Tejal Gandhi says the New Year will continue to see a focus on patient safety culture. IHI and the National Patient Safety Foundation merged in May 2017 and are focused on quality improvement, health equity, patient safety and similar issues.

Top 10 Infection Control Stories of 2017

Included as #7 in Becker's Hospital Review year-end Top 10 list: 10 healthcare rules patients, staff say should be broken: Healthcare organizations can take specific action to mitigate the burden of unnecessary regulations without sparking political battles or slogging through policy changes, according to a viewpoint article written by three leaders from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Is Your Organization Highly Reliable?

This article presents common high-reliability organization (HRO) characteristics that apply to all health care organizations seeking to improve patient safety, and cross-walks them with the IHI Framework for Safe, Reliable, and Effective Care to help leaders build a culture and learning system to support HRO characteristics.

WIHI: Discovering Your Way to Greatness

December 21, 2017 | Steve Spear speaks to an audience at IHI's National Forum, drawing on his own life experience and work with multiple industries to point out that better ways to do things are within reach.

Physicians Must Continue to Drive Value-Based Care Push, Leaders Say

Hospitals and insurers can't wait for federal policies to move the dial on value-based care and instead must proactively make investments to improve quality of care at lower costs, said Dr. Don Berwick, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Dr. Patrick Conway, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, in a panel at the IHI's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando.

IHI 2017: Health Care Is in Trouble, But Competition Won’t Solve the Problems, Berwick Warns

Don Berwick, MD, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), told attendees at the IHI 29th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.that health care will never accomplish the goals of the Triple Aim or the Quadruple Aim, which adds the goal of finding joy and meaning in work., if the industry continues to bet on competition as the remedy to the problem.

IHI Kicks Off 2017 National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

When patients and their clinical teams work as partners, there’s a greater likelihood of better outcomes for patients and greater satisfaction for health care providers, many of whom have been suffering high rates of burnout in recent years. Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO, Derek Feeley, chose this theme today to open up the 2017 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Feeley addressed nearly 5,500 health care professionals, health leaders, students, patient advocates, and community improvers.

Moral Choices for Today’s Physician

In this essay, Don Berwick considers moral choices physicians face personally, organizationally, and globally and exhorts them to understand that the health of humanity depends on their speaking out against the social injustice of overpricing drugs and services, mass incarceration, and the lack of environmental responsibility.

A National Conversation About Patient Safety and Medical Errors

The IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, in partnership with the independent research institution NORC at the University of Chicago, recently conducted a public opinion survey of 2,500 US adults representing a cross-section of the population. When asked about patient safety, 41 percent of adults in the United States have some experience with medical error, either directly or indirectly. What lessons does this information offer to our leaders in Washington?

New Maternal Mortality Strategy Relies on Medical Homes

There are 380 pregnancy medical homes in 94 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. According to Community Care of North Carolina, the nonprofit group hired by the state to oversee the program, 94 percent of obstetrical practices that serve the Medicaid population participate in the program.

WIHI: The Careful and Kind Patient Revolution

December 7, 2017 | Victor Montori argues that it is time for providers to look up from strict protocols and guidelines long enough to get curious about their patients' lives and begin to minimize barriers to better health, not add to them.

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