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WIHI – Who’s Your Health Care Proxy?

A clip from the April 7th WIHI broadcast – Who’s Your Health Care Proxy?

Featuring:

Suzanne Salamon, MD, Associate Chief, Gerontology Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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. So, does everyone have a documented health care proxy? In all likelihood, no, or not yet, which is why there are numerous efforts underway to close this gap.

The Conversation Project, a five-year-old grassroots initiative based at IHI, has just published a new, free resource it believes can help: How to Choose a Health Care Proxy & How to Be a Health Care Proxy. We learned more about this latest proxy kit and the issues surrounding choosing a health care proxy on the April 6 WIHI: Who’s Your Health Care Proxy?

Full broadcast available via itunes or on the WIHI archive page at ihi.org (http://www.ihi.org/wihi)

Visit The Conversation Project and learn more about the health care proxy starter kit at at http://www.theconversationproject.org

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How Technology Is Helping (and Hurting) Health Care

Listen to the full episode here: http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/AudioandVideo/WIHI-The-Digital-Transformation-How-Technology-is-Helping-and-Hurting-Health-Care-.aspx

Look to your left. Now look to your right. Chances are, you just saw a computer. Probably more than one.

Technology is everywhere in health care — and for many reasons, that’s a good thing. It’s fast, it’s efficient, and it can reduce errors. What’s not to love?

Well, a lot. 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.

Still, love it or loathe it, technology is here to stay and we need to learn how to get the most value from the digital world that health care increasingly relies upon. That will be the focus of our conversation on the June 1 WIHI, The Digital Transformation: How Technology Is Helping (and Hurting) Health Care. World-renowned patient safety experts Bob Wachter and Tejal Gandhi will share what they’re learning about technology’s impact (both positive and negative) on our industry.

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How to Engage Your Health Care Leader

Need help getting leadership support for your quality improvement project?

IHI’s Derek Feeley shares the four key components every successful elevator pitch needs.

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Seven Challenges Facing Today’s Health Care Leaders

It’s always been challenging to be a leader in health care—competing priorities, tight budgets, helping staff find meaning and joy in work. But this time, right now, may be the most trying we’ve ever seen. In this short video, IHI’s President and CEO shares seven specific challenges facing today’s health care leaders. Along with former IHI CEOs Don Berwick and Maureen Bisognano, Feeley will share proven strategies, potential solutions, and bold new ideas in IHI’s Fall 2017 Change Conference: Leading at the Edge. Learn more about the two-day event here: http://www.ihi.org/education/Conferences/fall-2017-ihi-change-conference

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Don Berwick Talks Politics and Health Care

IHI’s Don Berwick explains why he believes that being a political bystander is not a neutral position when it comes to health care.

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Why Health Care Boards Need to Know Quality Improvement

Why Health Care Boards Need to Know Quality Improvement

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IHI’s Derek Feeley on the need for health care boards to learn about quality improvement

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ACA and AHCA: Don Berwick Breaks It Down

Health care has taken center stage in the last few months in the United States. From debates on Capitol Hill, to town hall meetings, to non-stop media coverage, topics like insurance coverage, Medicaid expansion, and payment reform have been on everyone’s minds.

No matter your view, we believe a common understanding of the issues is critical.

It is in that spirit that we share this video from Dr. Don Berwick. Berwick, President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at IHI, explains the changing health care landscape in terms that are both simple and comprehensive. What’s the future of the Affordable Care Act? If it’s “repealed and replaced” by the American Health Care Act, what will change? What’s the difference between the two?

Berwick originally gave a version of this lecture at a Leadership Alliance Meeting in May of 2017. Reactions from Alliance members encouraged us to share it more widely. We — and Don — hope you find it helpful:

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Defining Quality: Aiming for a Better Health Care System

So you want to improve the quality of health care. But what, specifically, should you aim to improve? In this video, IHIs Former CEO Don Berwick describes a 2001 report by the Institute of Medicine, Crossing the Quality Chasm, that laid the foundation for health care reform all over the world.

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