Improvement Science at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Improvement Science is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

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 >>

In the Spotlight

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

Applying an Equity Lens to Changes Aimed at Improvement
In this blog post, Kevin Little, an IHI Improvement Advisor, suggests guidelines for making health equity an integrated part of “standard work” to help prevent further inequities that may unintentionally result from changes aimed at making improvements.

Do QI Projects Need IRB Approval?
In this “Dear IHI” blog post, IHI’s Don Goldmann addresses this question and suggests some criteria to determine whether or not your improvement project needs IRB approval. When in doubt, he says, take your project to the IRB.

Moving Knowledge into Action
This paper published in Implementation Science seeks to explore the concept of integrated knowledge translation (IKT), wherein researchers collaborate directly with knowledge users. The researchers present a protocol for testing IKT to determine how to best leverage the approach to produce more relevant and applicable research that results in greater impact on clinical decision making.

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