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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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WIHI is 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 hasreached 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


March 12, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Building bundles and buy-in for value-based care

  • Mark P. Jarrett, MD, MBA, Chief Quality Officer, Sr. Vice President & Associate Chief Medical Officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Susan

    Browning, MPH, FACHE, Vice President, Neurosciences, Head & Neck Surgery/ENT and Ophthalmology, North Shore - LIJ Health System 
  • Katherine Luther, RN, MPM, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Mark Hiller, MBA, Vice President for Innovative Solutions & Leader, Premier Bundled Payment Collaborative, Premier
  • Alice Ehresman, RN, Healthcare Quality Specialist, Baystate Health

March 26, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: The Managers and Management We Need to Improve Care


  • David Munch, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Healthcare Performance Partners

  • Stephanie Calcasola, MSN, RN-BC, Director of Quality and Medical Management, Baystate Medical Center

  • Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


April 9, 2015 – New Safety Tools for Long-Term CarE


  • Frank Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Strategic Partners, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Lee Adler, DO, Vice President for Quality, Safety, Innovation, and Research, Florida Hospital
  •  Other Guests TBD 

April 23, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Reducing Risks and Defects with Help from the Frontlines


  • Katherine Luther, RN, MPM, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • Steven J. Spear, PhD, MS, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, Senior Fellow, IHI

  • Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

  • Roger Resar, MD, The Mayo Clinic Health System, Senior Fellow, IHI


May 7, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Leaning In: Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations


  • Chris DeMars, MPH, Director, Systems Innovation, Oregon Health Authority - Transformation Center
  • Ronald Stock, MD, MA, Director of Clinical Innovation, Oregon Health Authority - Transformation Center
  • Ninon Lewis, MS, Director, Triple Aim for Populations, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Senior Vice President, IHI

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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