WIHI - A Podcast from the Institute for Healthcare ImprovementAuthor: Madge Kaplan
17 Jan 2019

WIHI - A Podcast from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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It's free, it's timely, and it's designed to help dedicated legions of health care improvers worldwide keep up with some of the freshest and most robust thinking and strategies for improving patient care. Welcome to WIHI, a bi-weekly podcast from the IHI, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. IHI is a reliable source of energy, knowledge, and support for a never-ending campaign to improve health care worldwide. IHI works with health care providers and others to accelerate the measurable and continual progress of health care systems toward safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.

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    WIHI: Women in Action: Paving the Way for Better Care

    Whether it?s blowing the whistle on the dangerous levels of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, championing the healing powers of dance and movement in hospitals, or shining a human spotlight on disease outbreaks throughout the world, this special edition of WIHI features a panel of outstanding women who are creatively and effectively reshaping caregiving.

  • Posted on 20 Dec 2018

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    WIHI: Building the Will and Skill to be a Clinical Improver

    Clinical and administrative leaders in health care know how difficult it is to shape one, unifying workplace culture. And while interdisciplinary team-based care is becoming more common in health systems, the range of people taking care of patients perform their jobs based on very different professional backgrounds and training. Can quality improvement break down these silos?

  • Posted on 08 Nov 2018

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    WIHI: Lowering Readmissions, Reducing Disparities

    Initiatives to reduce avoidable readmissions are the norm in US health systems today. What happens when hospitals and health systems look beyond to the non-clinical issues upstream that have a big impact on rehospitalizations?

  • Posted on 25 Oct 2018

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    WIHI: The How and Why of Deprescribing

    The ground is shifting for prescription medication. There?s much talk and publicity about deprescribing, the process that entails taking patients off some of their medications or tapering down the dosages.

  • Posted on 13 Sep 2018

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    WIHI: Connecting Patient Experience to Culture and Strategic Aims

    Most hospitals are understandably preoccupied with patient experience scores. High-performing organizations worry when their scores plateau, and those with mediocre scores wonder why their attention to better customer service hasn't improved the numbers.

  • Posted on 09 Aug 2018

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