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Media Advisory: IHI Summit Marks 20 Years of Transforming Primary Care

February 21, 2019

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

JOIN US IN SAN FRANCISCO. This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the IHI Summit, which brings together improvers from across the US who are working hard to make primary care a more reliable and effective system for patients and staff alike. At the Summit, clinicians and those who interface with patients in the primary care setting can hone their improvement skills and learn what’s working in settings that are similar to their own. The Summit also functions as a catalyst for new ideas and a sounding board for health professionals now very much in the midst of refining approaches to team-based care, integrating behavioral health, treating and supporting patients with complex needs, incorporating population health into the mission, improving workforce joy, and providing high-value health care.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

IHI will lead a session on , an exciting initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and IHI in partnership with the American Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of the United States. The initiative offers strategies for care that benefit older adults, called the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care – focused on medication, mobility, mentation, and what matters to patients. Some 125 teams from 70 health systems are engaged in this work, which promises to spread to 1,000 hospitals and 1,000 primary care settings by the end of 2020.

About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 25 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. IHI brings awareness of safety and quality to millions, catalyzes learning and the systematic improvement of care, develops solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilizes health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths. IHI collaborates with a growing community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. IHI generates optimism, harvests fresh ideas, and supports anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better. Learn more at ihi.org.

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