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

A “Dosing” Approach to Building Improvement Capacity and Capability
This Healthcare Executive article describes IHI’s “dosing” approach to building improvement capacity and capability by deploying targeted levels of improvement knowledge and skills throughout an organization. The key point of the approach is that not everyone in the organization needs to have the same depth of knowledge about improvement.

Using Daily Management and Visual Boards to Improve
This NEJM Catalyst article describes the success Baptist Health has had implementing a Daily Management Program to empower employees in continuous improvement efforts. The Sustaining Improvement IHI White Paper, which outlines a framework for a high-performance management system, incorporates similar elements to Baptist’s approach: visual data management, daily huddles, and problem solving.

Quality Improvement Lessons Without the Jargon
In this blog post, IHI’s Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey writes, "We need to strip QI of the terminology that often confuses more than it explains, and distill its methods to their core essentials to get the improved health outcomes that we seek."

Do These 4 Things to Scale Up Improvement
Not all improvement projects are part of national initiatives, but leaders involved in countrywide efforts have hard-won insights that can apply to all levels of scale-up. Two leaders in Denmark and Scotland share how they designed for building
improvement capability and scaling up their nationwide improvement initiatives.

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