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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.  (Currently President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI). You can watch Don talk about WIHI in the video below.   

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Don Berwick describes WIHI, a free audio program.
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 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

December 1, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Harnessing Improvement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors and Delays

  • Mark Graber, MD, FACP, President, Society to Improve Diagnosis In Medicine; Senior Fellow, RTI International
  • Thomas Gallagher, MD, FACP, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Hospital Medicine and Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety, University of Washington
  • Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, MPH, CPPS,  Director Patient Safety, IHI


December 18, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Special Podcast edition of wihi: personal mastery for transformational leadership

  • Neil Baker, MD, Principal, Neil Baker Consulting and Coaching

Recorded live at the IHI National Forum on December 8, 2015


January 14, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Realizing “What Matters” (to Patients and Families)

  • Pat Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Beth Hennessey, RN, MSN, Executive Director of Integrated Care Management, Sutter Center for Integrated Care
  • Paula Suter, RN, MA, Director of Clinical Care, Sutter Center for Integrated Care
  • Geraldine Marsh, Improvement Advisor for Older People’s Care, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde & Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Christina Gunther-Murphy, Executive Director, IHI


January 28, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: New Tools and Thinking for Shared Decision Making

  • Victor Montori, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Director Late Stage Translational Research, Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)


February 11, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Access and Flow in Primary Care 

  •  Pat Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 

Other Guests TBD


February 25, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Big Data for Health Care Improvement – Reality Check

  • Leonard D’Avolio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brigham and Women’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care; CEO & co-founder, Cyft.
  • Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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