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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Effective Middle Managers Are Critical to Sustainable Improvement
Since middle managers oversee care or service delivery on a day-to-day basis, they are also critical to ensuring the success of improvement efforts. Learn some keys to making sure middle managers get the support and development they need to be successful from Dr. Dave Munch, faculty for IHI’s upcoming web-based program, Leading Quality Improvement: Essentials for Managers, that begins January 24.
 

Published Abstracts on Applying Scientific Methods to Improve Health Care
Find out more about applying scientific methods to improve health and health care from actual practitioners by reading the published abstracts selected for presentation at this year’s IHI Scientific Symposium. Join us in person at the December 11 Scientific Symposium in Orlando to interact with these improvers, hear firsthand more details about their efforts, and gain some lessons and ideas.

Comparing Lean and Quality Improvement: An Overview
What are the differences and similarities between quality improvement and Lean methodologies? This blog post provides some thoughtful explanations behind the concepts and methods of both — for which you’ll find more detailed discussion in the IHI White Paper, Comparing Lean and Quality Improvement.

2017 Scientific Symposium: Applying Scientific Methods to Improve Health Care
Would you like to interact with colleagues, share learning, and discuss challenges and opportunities in applying and disseminating scientific approaches to improvement? Join us at IHI’s annual Scientific Symposium on December 11, held in conjunction with the IHI National Forum, featuring the best work in the science of health and health care improvement.

Students Put QI and Leadership Lessons to Work
Some health professions students at the University of Cincinnati share their experience with applying learning about quality improvement and leadership they gained from the IHI Open School to run a clinic for underserved people.

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