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15th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community – Got what I wanted!



Team Kaiser Permanente #IHI15Summit View on Flickr.com Since any summit with 1200 attendees is going to have at least that many journeys, I can assess my own to say that it worked for me . I was able to participate in several high energy impactful gatherings, along with learning from several of the leaders in » » » » on to the full article

15th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community



Normally, I don’t spend a lot of time at the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor, however, when Maureen Bisognano (@MaureenBis) asks…. This is the 15th Summit, it’s “near” Washington, DC (I’m told that those of us who live here are too distance-sensitive, maybe that’s true), and I’m assisting the Co-chairs, which means I’ll » » » » on to the full article

IHI Photo (and culture) Safari, with host Maureen Bisognano



Just how does the IHI feel about sharing….Maureen Bisognano points this out (View on Flickr.com) Maureen Bisognano, the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (@TheIHI) knows her way around a camera.  I discovered this yesterday when she graciously offered to give me a tour of the IHI’s headquarters before we sat down to » » » » on to the full article

Pursuing The Triple Aim Book Launch Event, at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health



“You talk about it (the challenge of change) like it’s past tense” – Kate Koplan, MD These were the awesome words of Kate Koplan, MD from Atrius Health ( @AtriusHealth ) when I got to see her after a 5 year hiatus and let her know that I read the story of her work with » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Pursuing the Triple Aim Book (Launch Event in a separate post)



Bisognano M, Kenney C. Pursuing the triple aim: seven innovators show the way to better care, better health, and lower costs . Jossey-Bass; 2012. “We have manufacturing processes with 8,000 data points attached to them. We never had that in health care” – Pat McDonald, Intel Corporation When I give tours of the Kaiser Permanente » » » » on to the full article

Open Notes and the Electronic Medical Record: IHI Audio Program



Open Notes and the Electronic Medical Record: IHI Audio Program – If you had the chance to look at what your physician wrote in your medical record about your last visit, would you take advantage of it? Would this make your relationship with your doctor or primary care provider more collaborative? More effective? These are » » » » on to the full article

Primary Care Improvement is Not Static – Summit on Redesigning the Office Practice, Vancouver, BC



Canada Place, Vancouver

I recently returned from Vancouver, BC, where I was able to attend the International Summit on Redesigning the Office Practice , hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. I tended to drift toward the sessions that focused on LEAN transformations in primary care, with a lot of impressive teaching about impressive work in a host » » » » on to the full article