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The IHI Improvement Map



Given the evolution of IHI’s content and focus areas, the Improvement Map has been replaced by the IHI website as the primary resource for current content. You will find a link to the archived version of the Improvement Map here, but please note that it is no longer maintained and updated by IHI.



The Improvement Map is a free, interactive, web-based tool designed to bring together the best knowledge available on the key process improvements that lead to exceptional patient care. The Improvement Map aims to help you:

  • Make care safer
  • Make patient care transitions smoother
  • Lead improvement efforts effectively
  • Reduce costs and increase quality


Using the Improvement Map

The Improvement Map requires Microsoft Silverlight to run. For more information on this free software download, read the Microsoft Silverlight Guide or email your IT department with this pre-written email.

Helping Hospitals Improve in Nine Core Focus Areas Identified by Partnership for Patients

The federal government's Partnership for Patients has identified nine areas of focus and IHI has an Improvement Map key process for each. See specific IHI resources related to these nine topics.


IHI has also identified Mentor Hospitals that can offer tips and support to accelerate improvement in these areas: