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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

February 18, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Morality Matters: how to reset the mission of quality IMPROVEMENT

  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  •  Jessica Berwick, MD, MPH, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess  Medical Center (Boston)
  • Other Guests TBD


February 25, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Making data work for Quality improvement

  • 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

March 10, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: Understanding Ambulatory Safety

  •  Ann Lewis, CEO, CareSouth Carolina
  •  Jennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, MPH, CPPS, Director, Patient Safety, IHI
  •  Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, President and CEO, National Patient Safety Foundation, Lucian Leape Institute, Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
  •  Mark Jarrett, MD, MD, MBA, MS, Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Northwell Health

March 24, 2016, 2:00 PM ET: The Mindset and methods to co-produce health and health care

  •  Maren Batalden, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director for Hospital Quality, Cambridge Health Alliance
  •  Christina Gunther-Murphy, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (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