Improvement Capability

​​Our goal: Build practical improvement capability based on the science of improvement into every organization, health care executive, and professional, while driving innovation to dramatically improve performance at all levels of the health care system. More >>


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IHI "Seven Spreadly Sins"
Improvement teams often make some common missteps when it comes to successfully sharing and spreading improvement ideas in their organizations. IHI's "Seven Spreadly Sins" infographic gives improvement teams practical tips for overcoming challenges that impede successful spread.

4 Reasons Your Health System Needs a QI-Savvy Board
IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow Don Berwick believes that board engagement is essential for health care system transformation. In this article, he explains why board education about quality improvement is a worthy investment.

Activating Agency Is Essential for Improvement
In this IHI blog post, Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality and Strategy, describes why activating people's agency — the power and courage to make change — is essential for improvement.

Why Health Care Needs More Women and Nurse Leaders
In 1995, IHI President Emerita and Senior Fellow Maureen Bisognano facilitated a roundtable discussion about “The Glass Ceiling in Health Care.” In this interview, she reflects on how much has changed for women in health care since then and how far there still is to go.

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