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


September 24, 2014: More than a Mandate: Q.I. and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)

  • Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Institutional Accreditation, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Robin Wagner, RN, MHSA, Vice President, Clinical Learning Environment Review, ACGME
  • Maren Batalden, MD, Medical Director of Hospital Quality, Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Quality and Safety, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA)
  • James Moses, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Boston Medical Center; Academic Advisor, IHI Open School for Health Professions

October 9, 2014: Mental health care in the hospital: preventing harm, promoting safety

  • Kelly McCutcheon Adams, LICSW, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Anna Roth, RN, MS, MPH, CEO, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers
  • Teresa Pasquini, Mom/Advocate, Chair, Behavioral Healthcare Partnership, Contra Costa Medical Center and Health Centers
  • James F. O’Dea, Phd, MBA, Regional Director, Hartford Healthcare Behavioral Health Network
  • Richard Wohl, MSW, MBA, President, Princeton House Behavioral Health; Senior Vice President, Princeton Healthcare System 

October 23, 2014: Better Care and Better Value for New Hips and Knees

  • Robert S. Kaplan, MS, PhD, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School
  • Katharine Luther, RN, MPM,  Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Catherine Abbott, MSN, RN, Administrator, Performance Improvement, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Jenny Rosengrant, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, Moses Taylor Hospital

November 6, 2014: Optimizing Safety with the EHR: The Latest on Glitches and Fixes from the Frontlines

  • David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics; Associate Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Infectious Diseases, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Frank Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Strategic Partners, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Ann Bisantz, PhD, Professor and Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

November 20, 2014: Realizing (Avoidable) Hospital Readmissions

  • Guests TBD


Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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