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:
Below you will find Improvement Map resources to support these aspects of your quality improvement journey.
Improvement Map that will help you prioritize and plan your quality improvement projects: Improvement Map Basics
This Quick Reference Guide
will provide you with an overview of the Improvement Map to get you started on your journey.
IHI Project Manager Jesse McCall explains how the Improvement Map can help you make care safer in this video: Making Care Safer
Download a list of 10 Level I evidence-based processes that will help improve patient safety: Safer Care
Download a list of 11 processes on the Improvement Map that address making care transitions more efficient and effective: Smoother Care
Download a list of 12 processes that are focused on leadership and management: Lead Well
Download a list of 13 processes that require minimal upfront cost and can help reduce your expenses: Care That Costs Less