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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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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

October 15, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Relationships Count: Community Health Workers and Team-Based Care

  • Durrell J. Fox, BS, Community Health Worker & Health Equity, Public Health Consultant

  • Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP, Senior Investigator, Public Health Institute

  • Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS, Founding Executive Director, Penn Center for Community Health Workers; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

  • Heidi Behforouz, MD, Founding Executive Director, AnansiHealth; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


October 29, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: How Health Care Organizations Can Create Equity in the Community

  • Donna Abney, Executive Vice President, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • John Whittington, MD, Lead Faculty, IHI Triple Aim; Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Sandra Bailey, Vice President for Care Transitions, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Joy Sharp, Manager, Community Navigators, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Mara Laderman, MSPH, Senior Research Associate, IHI


November 12, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Creating Change: The Enduring Value of Collaboratives

  • Bruce Spurlock, MD, President and CEO, Cynosure Health Solutions
  • Andrea Kabcenell, RN, MPH, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, IHI
  • Jane Brock, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, Telligen; Clinical Director, Quality Innovation Netowrk - Quality Improvement Organizations National Coordinating Center

November 19, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Medicare Reimbursement and Meaningful Conversations about End of Life

  • Kate Lally, MD, FACP, Director of Palliative Care, Care New England Hospice Medical Director, VNA of Care New England;  Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Harriet Warshaw, Executive Director, The Conversation Project

December 3, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Harnessing Improvement to Reduce Diagnostic Errors and Delays

  • Kedar Mate, MD, Senior Vice President, IHI
  • Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, Director, IHI

Other Guests TBD


Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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