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

How Can I Improve When IT Can’t Give Me the Data I Need?
There is a simple rule when trying to find the data you need for improvement and Don Goldmann, IHI Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, discusses the rule in a “Dear IHI” blog post. He also provides some additional resources to aid you in your data journey.

What’s the Role of Social Media in Health Care?
In these IHI Open School short videos, Paul Levy, Former CEO and President of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, talks about how he got involved in blogging. He describes how his “Not Running a Hospital” blog promoted transparency at his hospital, and he also provides tips for success in social media.

Five Things Leaders Can Do to Promote Improvement
This IHI blog highlights five high-impact leadership behaviors that help support and promote a culture of improvement. The corresponding IHI White Paper, High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations, and Reduce Costs, delves even deeper, and includes new mental models and the IHI High-Impact Leadership Framework.

How Do You Develop Courage to Change Institutions?
Dr. David Leach, former executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, suggests one way to start: write in a personal journal. He encourages people to muster up courage and a voice for change through journal writing, and provides four questions to consider for daily reflection.    


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