Rank #1: The science of improvement
Fiona Moss is dean, Royal Society of Medicine, and Don Berwick is president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Don's talk and the interview with Fiona were both recorded at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Gothenburg, April 2016. Watch out for the extended versions of these recordings, up next Friday.
May 06 2016
Rank #2: Bad with names
The team behind Michigan State University's paediatric clinics set out to increase their prescribing of generics, and found that much of the problem was that whilst brand names lodged in staff and patient's minds, generic names were easily forgotten.
Sath Sudhanthar, paediatrician and assistant professor in paediatrics, and Kari Chandler, nurse manager, tell Harriet Vickers how they overcame this and tripled the team's generic medication prescription rate.
Read their full report: http://qir.bmj.com/content/4/1/u209517.w3931.full
Apr 22 2016
Rank #3: Efficiency vs innovation and improvement
These questions were debated at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, in Gothenburg in April, and here we dip into that debate and pick out the key arguments.
Featuring contributions from:
Jason Leitch, national clinical director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy, Scottish Government.
Frank Federico, executive director, Institute of Healthcare Improvement.
Mohsin Choudry, national medical director's clinical fellow, Royal College of Physicians.
Robbert Huijsman, professor of management and organisation of elderly care, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
For more on the Forum, see http://internationalforum.bmj.com/.
This episode is the last in the first series of the Making the difference podcast. We'll be back in a month with series two.
Jun 17 2016
Rank #4: Tell me a story
We also hear some of the recordings she has gathered through the project.
Here are links to the other podcasts and projects Helen mentions:
Story Corps - https://storycorps.org/
The Listening Project - http://goo.gl/3auSHX
Beautiful stories from anonymous people - http://goo.gl/78QSjU
Jun 03 2016
Rank #5: What are they on?
Joshua Pevnick, health services researcher and hospital physician at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, LA, US, talks us through what it is and why it can be so hard to get right.
And Emma Iddles, a junior doctor in general surgery at Hairmyres Hospital, Lanarkshire, UK, explains how her project improved medicines reconciliation in the surgical admissions unit of the hospital.
May 20 2016