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WIHI: Innovation and Improvement in Times of Crisis
March 24, 2020
All quality improvement in health and health care shares the goal of standardizing best practices, and ensuring that staff have the skills, resources, and capability to reliably implement proven and better ways of delivering care. But what does it mean to innovate, improve, and solve problems at warp speed during a time of crisis? Tune in to this WIHI to hear IHI's Chief Innovation and Education Officer, Dr. Kedar Mate, talk with host Madge Kaplan about ways health care can harness innovation to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kedar Mate, MD, Chief Innovation and Education Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
WIHI: How to Navigate Power and Enhance Psychological Safety
The ability of health care staff to raise concerns or report near-misses is only as strong as leadership’s willingness to listen. As Dr. Neil Baker writes, “psychological safety is quite fragile. People have a strong tendency to avoid speaking up about problems and disagreements.” Dr. Baker joined WIHI to address the necessity of honest dialogue and psychological safety in the workplace, achieved in part by better understanding and successfully navigating the power dynamics that exist in every organization.
Neil Baker, MD, Principal, Neil Baker Consulting and Coaching, LLC
IHI Blog Post: Don't Let Your Staff Suffer in Silence
Neil Baker Tool: Managing the Risks of Power
IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work
WIHI: Which Way is North? Setting Your Compass for Population Health
These days, US health systems are employing numerous efforts to address population health, but sometimes, these efforts fail to align. On this episode of WIHI, IHI’s Trissa Torres and Concord Hospital’s Vice President for Population Health, Betsey Rhynhart, discuss the Pathways to Population Health Compass to understand what it takes for a group to create a comprehensive, aligned population health strategy that unfolds over time.
Betsey Rhynhart, MPH, Vice President for Population Health, Concord Hospital
Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Chief Population Health and Content Development Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Pathways to Population Health Compass
Pathways to Population Health Founding Partners
Pathways to Population Health Framework
WIHI: Workload, Stress, and Patient Safety: How Human Factors Can Help
January 23, 2020
The relationship between workload and stress and the risk this poses for practitioners and patients alike need more attention. On this episode of WIHI, IHI's longtime senior safety expert Frank Federico, RPh, and James Won, PhD, talk about the field of human factors in health care, and the role that human factors can play in reducing today’s work-related stress.
Frank Federico, RPh
James C. Won, PhD
What is Human Factors in Healthcare?
Cognitive Overload, Medical Errors, and a 5-point Communication Strategy to Help Clinicians Stay Focused.
IHI's Patient Safety Executive Development Program
WIHI: Special Edition Podcast: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement that Outlasts Your Leaders
December 10, 2019
John Toussaint, MD, Catalysis Executive Chairman
Aravind Chandrasekaran, PhD, Academic Director MBOE, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
WIHI is pleased to present a Special Edition Podcast: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement that Outlasts Your Leaders, featuring John Toussaint and Aravind Chandrasekaran.
We can all point to leaders who have championed improvement at our organizations, helping to move the dial and motivate many others. But too often organizations see their QI gains stall or, worse, reverse when a leader departs. Drs. Toussaint and Chandrasekaran have been studying this phenomenon and have identified evidence-based approaches that ensure a culture of improvement lasts beyond the tenure of any senior individual – and can be sustained during times of transition and succession.
This keynote was recorded on December 10, 2019, at IHI’s annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando, Florida. The podcast is approximately one hour and six minutes; we recommend that you have the presentation slides handy for reference as you’re listening. The first person speaking is John Toussaint. “AC” refers to Aravind Chandrasekaran.
We recommend that you have the presentation slides handy for reference.
WIHI: The Benefits of Behavioral Health in the ED
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Date: November 14, 2019
Arpan Waghray, MD, System Director, Behavioral Medicine, System Medical Director, Telepsychiatry, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Medical Officer, Well Being Trust
Scott Zeller, MD, Vice President of Acute Psychiatry, Vituity
Scott M. Surico, BSN, RN, MICN, Education Coordinator for Emergency Services, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Marie Schall, MA, Senior Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Emergency departments (EDs) constantly handle behavioral health-related emergencies, but what if EDs were able to take a more proactive approach toward behavioral health patients, initiating treatment and better connecting individuals to optimal care?
Tune into this episode of WIHI, The Benefits of Behavioral Health in the ED, to hear about an eight-hospital system, 18-month IHI initiative, Integrating Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department and Upstream (ED and UP). With support from the Well Being Trust, the ED and UP initiative sought to improve ED culture surrounding patients with behavioral health issues, emphasizing trauma-informed care, and the need to build awareness of, and partner with, community resources. The WIHI panel highlights the importance of changing hearts and minds and practices in the ED with behavioral health patients when they’re most vulnerable, and the impact well-conceived interventions can have on patients, family members, and staff. Treating patients with the care most appropriate to their condition is of critical importance in health care, and we hope you’ll appreciate and learn from this WIHI.