The Model for Improvement: Your Engine for Change (IHI Open School Course: QI 102)

This course will teach you how to use the Model for Improvement to improve everything from your tennis game to your hospital’s infection rate. You’ll learn the basic steps in any improvement project: setting an aim, forming a team, selecting measures, developing ideas for changes, testing changes using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles, and measuring to determine if the changes you are testing are leading to improvement.


Lesson 1: An Overview of the Model for Improvement

Lesson 2: Setting an Aim

Lesson 3: Measuring

Lesson 4: Developing Changes Lesson 5: Testing Changes



This course is free for students, medical residents, university faculty who teach courses, and users from the Least Developed Countries. IHI charges a modest subscription fee for health professionals. Learn more about IHI Open School subscriptions.