A solution set of care redesign for all sizes of health care organizations

In a January 2018 post in NEJM Catalyst by Onil Bhattacharyya, MD, PhD, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP & Eric C. Schneider, MD, MSc, authors note that innovating in clinical care redesign involves creating new products, services, or processes which is fraught with uncertainty.

The authors make the point that given the choice, most organizations are more comfortable with the predictability of quality improvement, labeling it innovation in some cases, but shunning the risk-taking that characterizes true innovation work. 

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High-intensity primary care may help lower costs and improve quality

“High-intensity” primary care, a model of care similar to the Patient-Centered Medical Home specifically for patients with chronic and multiple conditions, shows promise in lowering costs and improving quality, according to a press release by the National Institute for Healthcare Reform.
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AHA, IHI encourage hospitals to join surgical safety checklist sprint

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Health Research & Educational Trust and AHA tomorrow will host a free Webinar on the World Health Organization’s Surgical Safety Checklist, and encourage all U.S. hospitals to test the checklist with at least one operating room team by April 1. AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock will participate in the event, during which hospitals will share their experiences using the WHO tool.

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