WIHI - A Podcast from the Institute for Healthcare ImprovementAuthor: Madge Kaplan
21 Jul 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: Greater Satisfaction, Outcomes, and Savings with Self-Administered Care

    Patients undergoing dialysis typically do so in a hospital or health care facility. Most people don't question the need to have experienced health care staff on hand or what's considered a safe environment for the treatments. But that might be changing.

  • Posted on 17 Jul 2017

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    WIHI: How to Fail Forward on the Road to Population Health

    Learning from failure is an important part of the quality improvement process in health care. Groups focused on improving the health of communities are also discovering the value of "failing forward;" leveraging the learning from failure to accelerate progress.

  • Posted on 29 Jun 2017

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    WIHI: How to Beat the Boring Aspects of QI

    Learning from failure is an important part of quality improvement in health care. But what can we learn from improvement efforts that languish or stall due to the inglorious nature of the work itself?

  • Posted on 14 Jun 2017

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    WIHI: Digital Transformation - How Technology is Helping and Hurting Health Care

    Technology is everywhere in health care. It's fast, it's efficient, and it can reduce errors. But, technology is not a cure-all. It can make people complacent, introduce new errors, and get in the way of meaningful face-to-face interactions.

  • Posted on 01 Jun 2017

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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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