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 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 9, 2015 – all hands on deck to reduce c. difficile


  • Dale Gerding, MD, Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; Research Physician, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Jason Leitch, PhD, MPH, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality, Scottish Government
  • Alan Whippy, MD, Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Permanente Medical Group, Northern California
  • Donald Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

April 23, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Reducing Risks and Defects in real time 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

May 21, 2015, 2:00 PM ET: Now What? Best Practices Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients


  • Leonard L. Berry, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Mays Business School, Texas A&M
  • Pat Rutherford, RN, MS, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Jeffrey Landercasper, MD, FACS, Gundersen Health System

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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