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By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Jun 01, 2017
The upsurge in adoption of Lean methods in health care settings, following on the wide dissemination of the “IHI approach” to health care quality improvement over the past 25 years, has led some people to ask, “Which is better, the IHI approach or Lean?”


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Lean, Model for Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Changes
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
Quality Improvement teams often struggle with developing aim statements to guide their efforts. Two IHI Improvement Capability experts debunk 3 common myths about creating improvement aims and offer advice about how to craft good ones.


Tag(s): Model for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Improvement Capability
By Gareth Parry | Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
In this interview, IHI Senior Scientist Gareth Parry addresses some of the misconceptions about Lean and the IHI approach to quality improvement, including whether or not the approaches are compatible.


Tag(s): Lean, Model for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA)
By Karen Baldoza | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015
Running Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles comes naturally. Children use the PDSA approach all the time, without even knowing it. You use it, too. Have you ever tried to take a different route to work to see if there was less traffic, exercise more, or get a baby to sleep through the night? Then you’ve been running PDSA cycles.


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Model for Improvement, Quality Improvement, Improvement Methods and Tools
By Richard Scoville | Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Measurement is vital for improvement. Organizations need measures to identify opportunities for improvement, and to understand the impact of their improvement work. Richard Scoville, PhD, an independent consultant specializing in health care quality improvement and performance measurement, is a long-time IHI Improvement Advisor and faculty for IHI’s Advanced Measurement for Improvement seminar, scheduled for March 20-21, 2017. He is also co-author of the IHI white paper, Comparing Lean and Quali ... read full post


Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Improvement Methods and Tools, Model for Improvement, Data and Measurement
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