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Given the evolution of IHI’s content and focus areas, the Improvement Map has been replaced by the IHI website as the primary resource for current content.  You will find a link to the archived version of the Improvement Map here but please note that it is no longer maintained and updated by IHI.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

*IHI's 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. 

The Improvement Map aims to help you:
  • Make care safer
  • Make patient care transitions smoother
  • Lead improvement efforts effectively
  • Reduce costs and increase quality

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

The federal government's new Partnership for Patients has identified nine areas of focus and IHI has an Improvement Map key process for each:


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