2013 has proven to be a rich and rewarding year for WIHI, thanks to the tremendous interest from listeners. Almost 30,000 of you enrolled for programs, 16,500 tuned in for the live broadcasts, and many of you caught the shows after the fact, via ihi.org and on iTunes. While we get ready for the National Forum (where we hope you're headed too) we invite you to check out the year's top five programs, which offer enduring content and ideas to share with your colleagues and staff:
WIHI Host and Producer, Madge Kaplan, and the WIHI team are now hard at work developing shows for 2014. As you can see in the schedule below, some topics that will be explored in January and February, right out of the gate, include the effective and evolving role of SBAR
, new strategies to promote equity and reduce disparities in health care, and fresh new approaches to improvement at Skilled Nursing Facilities. And, there's lots more to come.
If you have show ideas that you'd like to suggest, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
and put "WIHI Topic Suggestion" in the subject line.
Thanks for your active interest in WIHI, a show that's only possible because of all your hard work improving health and health care.
WIHI is an exciting "talk show" program from IHI, originally envisioned by Don Berwick, MD, former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. You can watch Don talk about WIHI in the video below.
It’s free, it’s timely, and it’s designed to help dedicated legions of health care improvers worldwide keep up with some of the freshest and most robust thinking and strategies for improving patient care. The quality improvement movement has reached a tipping point in terms of global reach, provider and payer consciousness, and bold new ideas for health care reform. The opportunity to influence and shape what fundamental change looks like has never been greater. We invite you to sharpen your thinking and add to the momentum for system redesign.
The issues may be complex, but the format of WIHI is simple. It’s 60 minutes, every other week. There’s a host, one or more carefully chosen guests, and you — with your questions and comments. All we ask is that you register for the program in advance. You can join the program live — via computer or telephone or both — or you can listen to or download an archived audio file
for listening later.
Your host is IHI’s Madge Kaplan, who brings a wealth of experience to WIHI from her years reporting on health care for public radio. IHI’s Director of Communications since 2004, and the regular “voice” of the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaign conference calls, Madge is known for her ability to create a shared space for lively and enriching discussions.