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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

April 24, 2014: Transforming Tensions and Tempers on Health Care Teams

  • Neil Baker, Principal, Neil Baker Consulting and Coaching
  • Nan Cochran, MD, President, American Academy on Communication in Health Care (AACH); Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, FAACH, Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF; Vice President for External Education, AACH

May 8, 2014: Partnering with Patients for Safety – The Next Phase of Work and Commitment

  • Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH,CPPS, President, National Patient Safety Foundation and Lucian Leape Institute
  • Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital
  •  Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Linda K. Kenney, Executive Director and President of MITSS (Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, Inc.)

May 22, 2014: The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Early results, tough Scrutiny

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Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

  • Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP, Natural Scientist, Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Christine A. Sinsky, MD, Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans (Dubuque, Iowa); Director, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 
  • Richard Barron, MD, President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM Foundation


June 5, 2014: Creating Workforce Capacity (Not Burnout) for Q.I.

  • Chris Hayes, MD, MSc, Med, FRCPC, Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice (IHI); Medical Officer, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Uma R. Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety, and Transformation, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
  • Other Guests TBD

June 19, 2014:  new roles, new routes for population management at emerging acos

  • Trissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, Senior Vice President, 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