​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

Designing an Effective Improvement Intervention
What if there was enough time to design and execute an improvement intervention? What would that entail? The authors of a new BMJ Quality and Safety article explore these questions, in addition to why we often fail to put into practice good design principles that are supported by a growing body of evidence.

Through the Eyes of an Improvement Coach: Ophthalmology Rapid Improvement Event
Ever wonder what an Improvement Coach’s role is during an improvement project? One coach shares her experience with guiding an Ophthalmology Department rapid improvement event. Skilled Improvement Coaches can help build a culture of continuous QI that benefits patients and providers. Join IHI for the Improvement Coach Professional Development Program that begins August 30.

How Do You Make Health Care Improvements Stick?
What are the “active ingredients” that make for continuous improvement and continuous quality control at the front line in health care? This article describes six management principles, leadership practices, core competencies, and mental models that all play a role in generating and sustaining improvement.

How to Make Health Equity a Strategic Priority​
This NEJM Catalyst article presents five concrete actions health care leaders can take to make health equity a core strategy at their organizations. The actions are distilled from IHI's study of 23 ​health systems in the US and Canada that have taken a comprehensive approach to improving health equity, as described in more detail in the IHI White Paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations.

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