WIHI - A Podcast from the Institute for Healthcare ImprovementAuthor: Madge Kaplan
29 May 2017

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: Seven Popular Improvement Tools - When and How to Use Them

    At IHI, we do our best to keep our fingers on the pulse of the health care improvement world — what trends are emerging, what projects are happening, and what improvers need to do their work. And improvement tools clearly make a difference

  • Posted on 18 May 2017

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    WIHI: The High Stakes of Health Care Policy

    A lot of the quality and safety improvements that have taken place in recent years in the US — think reducing hospital-acquired infections, creating safety cultures, implementing team-based primary care — have occurred regardless of what was or wasn't happening in Washington, DC. While political debates raged on, somehow the health care quality improvement movem​​ent continued to move ahead

  • Posted on 03 May 2017

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    WIHI: Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems

    Best practices for older or elderly patients aren’t always top of mind, and practitioners don't always know how they might do things differently. Now, a small group of health systems is about to test some new, evidenced-based interventions that promise to model for the rest of the industry the types of changes needed

  • Posted on 20 Apr 2017

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    WIHI: Who's Your Health Care Proxy?

    So, does everyone have a documented health care proxy? None of us likes to imagine being unable able to speak for ourselves when it comes to our health care. But situations arise throughout our lives when we need a trusted person to communicate with doctors and nurses on our behalf. And, if we are facing care decisions near the end of life, a trusted proxy can play a crucial role ensuring our wishes are respected.

  • Posted on 06 Apr 2017

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    WIHI: What We're Learning from Patients with Complex Needs

    There’s a lot of attention being paid to developing new models to care for and support patients with multiple, complex health problems. And for good reason.

  • Posted on 23 Mar 2017

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