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

Call for Abstracts: 2018 IHI Scientific Symposium
Every year, IHI’s Scientific Symposium attracts the best work in the science of health and health care improvement. We invite you to submit an abstract of your improvement work by September 25 for this year’s Symposium on December 10. Ideal abstract submissions include results of studies that apply improvement or implementation methods to improve health or health care at a local, regional, or national scale.

Three Essential Questions about Data
Data are a powerful and essential component of improvement, but is your team using data effectively? IHI’s Dave Williams walks through three essential data questions: Why data? How much data? What are data used for?

Create an Innovation System in Your Organization
By creating its own innovation system, IHI has developed dozens of health care delivery improvement ideas that are in practice around the world. A new white paper describes IHI’s innovation system and details how a health care organization might create and manage its own system to improve health care delivery.

Patient Engagement Measurement: Lake or Stream?
When IHI Improvement Advisors Kevin Little and Lauren Macy were contemplating process measures for an IHI Collaborative that included various types of health care organizations, they used the concept of “lake” and “stream” organizations to describe patient populations. This blog post describes how primary care organizations can use the same concept when designing measurement systems for patient engagement.     

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