IHI blogs offer learning, entertainment

Looking for some inspirational reading that can actually help you do a better job? The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has launched eight Improvement blogs designed to “capture fresh ideas and new thinking from the frontlines of patient care and population health.”

The blogs include one written by IHI president and CEO Maureen Bisognano, one devoted to issues of lower- and middle-income countries, and one for students and members of the IHI Open School.

Of interest to quality professions are the Reducing Readmissions blog written by IHI vice president Pat Rutherford, which looks at practical strategies to reduce unplanned returns to the hospital; the Safety First blog, which deals with both patient safety issues as well as dealing with issues like physician burnout and drug shortages; and the Innovation@IHI blog that looks at a new set of improvements every 90 days, using rapid testing and scalable solutions.