New blogs focus on quality and safety


The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has launched a suite of Improvement Blogs that capture fresh ideas and new thinking from the frontlines of patient care and population health.

The blogs address the most current and challenging topics facing health care quality improvement in the US and globally – from the innovation process itself, to important topics such as patient safety, reducing infant and maternal mortality, and preventing unnecessary hospital readmissions.

“The IHI Improvement Blogs are an important component of our efforts to spread innovative
approaches to healthcare quality improvement by sharing ideas, exploring new models, and
welcoming discussion,” said Maureen Bisognano, president and CEO of IHI. “With commentary from our leadership team, IHI faculty and fellows, Open School students and our very own IHI Blue Shirts, the blogs offer a range of vantage points – and invite readers to chime in with their perspectives as well. We are very much looking forward to the dialogue.”

The eight distinct Improvement Blogs feature commentary related to IHI’s work in quality, cost and value; managing populations; patient and family engagement; patient safety; and improvement capability. Each blog features an open comments section to welcome input and ideas from the global improvement community.

The blogs include a Safety First Blog in which IHI safety experts Frank Federico and Carol Haraden chronicle ongoing initiatives to make health care safer as well as challenges on the frontlines, such as physician burnout and dealing with hospital drug shortages.


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