Since its founding in 1991, IHI has been committed to helping grow and sustain a movement to unify stakeholders around the cause of improving health and health care for all. Our work has focused on building the will and capacity for change in an industry in desperate need of innovation and redesign. Using this foundation, IHI facilitates rich collaborative improvement, identifying and spreading best practices, and achieving breakthrough results around the country and the globe. Our work promotes and supports innovation, and ultimately seeks total system redesign.
Drawing on extensive work improving health systems around the world, IHI experts have learned that success requires building shared will, creating and identifying innovations and sound practices, and ensuring their broadest possible adoption. This framework of “will, ideas, and execution” promotes thoughtful cultivation of the health care leadership and workforce, the transmission of durable skills in improvement and execution, and testing new ideas and applying them reliably to the care of every patient, every time. We mobilize teams, organizations and, increasingly, nations.
IHI uniquely blends:
- quality improvement expertise,
- clinical and health care knowledge,
- experience with spreading changes,
- a connection to patients, and
- some of the most innovative R&D in health care.
IHI offers customers — whether health care facilities, entire health care systems, or governments — a wide range of expert services. Here we have assembled descriptions of our services to provide a sense of what IHI can do for your organization. We can also customize programs to your specific needs and culture. Depending on the objectives and capabilities of the customer, the customized program may include any of the following elements:
IHI will work closely with the client to understand their needs and objectives and design a solution to best meet those goals.