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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October 23, 2014:Better Care and Better Value for Hip and Knee Replacement

  • Robert S. Kaplan, MS, PhD, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
  • Katharine Luther, RN, MPM,  Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Catherine Abbott, MSN, RN, Administrator, Performance Improvement, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Jenny Rosengrant, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, Moses Taylor Hospital
 

November 6, 2014: Optimizing Safety with the EHR: The Latest on Glitches and Fixes from the Frontlines

  • David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics; Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Frank Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Strategic Partners, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Ann Bisantz, PhD, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
 

November 20, 2014: Creating health

  • Soma Stout, MD, MS, Executive External Lead for Health Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Other Guests TBD
 

December 4, 2014: Achieving Breadth and Depth with Behavioral Health Integration

  • Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, Director Emeritus, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
  • Robin Henderson, PsyD, Chief Behavioral Health Officer & Vice President, Strategic Integration, St. Charles Health System (Bend, Oregon)
  • Parinda Khatri, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems
  • Cindy Hupke, BSN, MBA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Mara Laderman, MSPH, Senior Research Associate, IHI

 

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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