​Improvement Science at IHI National Forum

December 10-13, 2017

Orlando, FL

Improvement Science is a featured topic at the 2017 National Forum, with topic-related sessions offered in a special track.

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

Profiles in Improvement: Dr. Kedar Mate, IHI Chief Innovation and Education Officer
In this blog post, IHI’s Kedar Mate provides a thoughtful interview, in which he describes his journey and what he sees for the future of the health care quality improvement field.

10 Essential Tools for Quality Improvers
IHI’s QI Essentials Toolkit includes the tools and templates you need to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement. Each of the 10 tools can be used with the Model for Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma, and includes a short description, instructions, an example, and a blank template.

Why Wait to Evaluate?
Unlike most evaluations, which assess a program’s effectiveness after the program is over, the 100 Million Healthier Lives Scaling Community Accelerators through Learning & Evaluation (SCALE) project sought to provide rapid-cycle feedback on the program’s performance to aid ongoing improvement. In this blog post, IHI interviews SCALE’s principal investigator Abe Wandersman to learn more.

Six Tips for Measuring Health Equity at Your Organization
The IHI White Paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations, provides some excellent guidelines for measuring an organization’s progress on improving health equity. This blog post provides six tips to consider as you develop (or refine) a measurement strategy.

Building QI Capability: Sharing the Power to Transform Care
In this IHI Blog post, the Senior QI Lead at East London NHS Foundation Trust, provides some results and stories from his organization’s investment in and development of staff QI skills, and from engaging service users to help rethink and redesign care.


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