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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


December 4, 2014: The road to team-based primary care and behavioral health

  • Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, Director Emeritus, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation Senior Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
  • Robin Henderson, PsyD, Chief Behavioral Health Officer & Vice President, Strategic Integration, St. Charles Health System (Bend, Oregon)
  • Parinda Khatri, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems
  • Cindy Hupke, BSN, MBA, Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Mara Laderman, MSPH, Senior Research Associate, IHI

December 18, 2014: 10 Things Every Hospital Needs to Know to be safe (Special Podcast Edition of WIHI)


  • Robert M. Wachter, MD, to be recorded live at the IHI National Forum on December 10, 2014.

Upcoming WIHI'S in 2015

  •  January 15, 2015
      End of Life and Communities Becoming Conversation Ready 

    • Kate DeBartolo, National Field Manager, The Conversation Project, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    •  Other guests TB

  •  January 29, 2015
     Topic TBD

  •  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
     Top Winning Abstracts from the 2014 IHI National Forum

Previous WIHI Broadcasts

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