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Podcast #245 – Dr. Tom Evans, Improving Healthcare Quality in Iowa

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tom evansToday 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.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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  1. Dean Bliss
    Dean Bliss says

    Nice interview. I enjoyed my time at the IHC. I’m pleased to see the impact they have had on healthcare in Iowa.

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