This week – Edition 79


Tom Harvey takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the improvement and innovation universe (commencing 21 September 2015).

  1. IHI – Inside quality improvement: How QI can improve screening for social determinants of health: Lisa Miller, a recent graduate of the IHI’s Open School Practicum talks about her experiences of the programme, mentioning how QI is a discipline and how she found the Model for Improvement to be a simple and intuitive tool.
  1. Texas A&M University – Improving health through mobile technology: beyond the hype: In this article from A&M’s health science centre, Christina Sumners looks as e-health technologies in their many forms and how they’re being used to improve patient care.Mobile health
  1. The University of Manchester – Greater Manchester leading the way in creating world-class health innovation: Leaders from across healthcare research, academia and industry have launched a unique partnership called Health Innovation Manchester. The partnership’s main aim is to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of innovative solutions to improve healthcare for over 3 million people in the Greater Manchester area.
  1. Harvard Business Review – Why it’s hard to measure improved population health: Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University’s School of Public Health, identifies the challenges of measuring improvements in US public health.
  1. NHS National Institute for Health research – world class research making a difference: This interesting and useful document outlines the work of Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs); examining specific case studies from around the country.

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