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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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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 hasreached 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

January 29, 2015: When Everyone Knows Your Name: Identifying Patients with Complex Needs


  • Catherine Craig, MPA, MSW, Independent Consultant; Faculty, Better Health and Lower Costs for Patients with Complex Needs, IHI
  • Matt Stiefel, MPA, MS, Senior Director, Center for Population Health Care Management Institute, Kaiser Permanente 
  • Eleni Carr, MBA, MSW, Senior Director of Care Integration, Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Kathy Weiner, MHSA, Regional Executive Director, Medicare, Kaiser Permanente

February 12, 2015: The Ups and Downs of Health Care Costs and Reform


  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • David Cutler, PhD, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard School of Public Health

February 26, 2015: Topping the Charts in Pediatrics and Adverse Events Reporting

The Audience Choices for Best Presentations at IHI’s 20th Annual Scientific Symposium (December 8, 2014)


  • Angela Statile, MD, MEd, Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Lori Rutman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Seattle Children’s
  • Adebisi Alli, DO, MS, Chief Resident in Quality & Patient Safety, Department of Internal Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix VAMC

March 12, 2015: Improving Equity and Closing Gaps 

  • Guests TBD

April 9, 2015 – New Safety Tools for Long-Term Care


  • Frank Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Strategic Partners, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Lee Adler, DO, Vice President for Quality, Safety, Innovation, and Research, Florida Hospital
  •  Other Guests TBD


Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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