Podcast #245 – Dr. Tom Evans, Improving Healthcare Quality in Iowa
Today is the first of two episodes that I'll post here during Patient Safety Awareness Week. I agree with the National Patient Safety Foundation that every day should be patient safety day.
I'm sure my guest for episode #245 would agree with that. He is Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, the President and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. I've know Dr. Evans for many years, but was prompted to do the podcast by this editorial he wrote in the Des Moines Register: “Iowa hospitals succeed at keeping patients safe.”
In this episode, we talk about the progress being made in Iowa hospitals, what they are doing, and the lessons learned. Dr. Evans talks about his early days as a physician, when he often asked, “How do we do this better?” This led to his efforts to improve healthcare quality and safety and his collaboration with others.
Streaming Player (Run Time 23:37)
For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/245.
Other key links to initiatives mentioned here include:
- The IHC's Hospital Engagement Network
- The federal Partnership for Patients initiatives
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Thanks for listening!
Videos With Dr. Tom Evans & The IHC
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Nice interview. I enjoyed my time at the IHC. I’m pleased to see the impact they have had on healthcare in Iowa.