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Welcome to WIHI


 

WIHI is an exciting "talk show" program from IHI, originally envisioned by Don Berwick, MD, former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. You can watch Don talk about WIHI in the video below.  

 
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It’s free, it’s timely, and it’s designed to help dedicated legions of health care improvers worldwide keep up with some of the freshest and most robust thinking and strategies for improving patient care. The quality improvement movement has reached a tipping point in terms of global reach, provider and payer consciousness, and bold new ideas for health care reform. The opportunity to influence and shape what fundamental change looks like has never been greater. We invite you to sharpen your thinking and add to the momentum for system redesign.
 
The issues may be complex, but the format of WIHI is simple. It’s 60 minutes, every other week. There’s a host, one or more carefully chosen guests, and you — with your questions and comments. All we ask is that you register for the program in advance. You can join the program live — via computer or telephone or both — or you can listen to or download an archived audio file for listening later.
 
Your host is IHI’s Madge Kaplan, who brings a wealth of experience to WIHI from her years reporting on health care for public radio. IHI’s Director of Communications since 2004, and the regular “voice” of the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaign conference calls, Madge is known for her ability to create a shared space for lively and enriching discussions.

 

WIHI's Upcoming Broadcasts

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JuLY 24, 2014:  from prehospital to in-hospital  – the continuum for time-sensitive care 

  • Kedar Mate, MD, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • David Williams, PhD, Improvement Advisor and Founder, TrueSimple
  • Jonathan R. Studnek, PhD, NRP, Quality Improvement Manager, Mecklenburg EMS Agency (North Carolina)
  • Kevin Rooney, MBChB, FRCA, FFICM, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine; Professor of Care Improvement, University of the West of Scotland

August 21, 2014: Preventing Financial Harm to Patients: The Costs of Care Initiative

  • Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Founder and Executive Director, Costs of Care
  • September Wallingford, RN, MSN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Director for Nursing Advocacy, Costs of Care
  • Christopher Moriates, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; Director, Center for Healthcare Value’s “Caring Wisely”
  • Michelle Rhee, Director of Program Initiatives, National Brain Tumor Society; Member, Board of Directors, Costs of Care

September 11, 2014: Tread Water No More! Making Sense of Patient Experience Data
  • Kevin Little, PhD, Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); Principal, Informing Ecological Design, LLC
  • Kristine KS White, RN, BSN, MBA, Faculty, IHI; Principal, Aerate Consulting; Co-founder, Aefina Partners, LLC
  • Other guests TBD


September 24, 2014: More than a Mandate: Q.I. and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)

  • Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Institutional Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Maren Batalden, MD, Medical Director of Hospital Quality, Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Quality and Safety, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA)
  • James Moses, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Boston Medical Center; Academic Advisor, IHI Open School for Health Professions


October 9, 2014: Inpatient Psychiatric Safety 

  • Kelly McCutcheon Adams, LICSW, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Other Guests TBD

 

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

Information about past WIHI broadcasts, as well as their free recordings, can be found in the WIHI Archive