To help you with your improvement efforts, the Knowledge Center offers tools, change ideas, measures to guide improvement, IHI white papers, audio and video, improvement stories, and more.
Getting Started: How to Improve
Learn about the Model for Improvement, forming the improvement team, setting aims, establishing measures, and selecting and testing changes.
Measurement is a critical part of testing and implementing changes; measures tell a team whether the changes they are making actually lead to improvement.
Changes for Improvement
While all changes do not lead to improvement, all improvement requires change. The ability to develop, test, and implement changes is essential for any individual, group, or organization that wants to continuously improve.
To accelerate our collective learning, and in the spirit of "all teach, all learn," the stories and improvement reports shared on IHI.org describe the improvement journeys and experiences of individuals, teams, and organizations.
Many organizations have developed tools in the course of their improvement efforts — for example, successful protocols, order sets and forms, instructions and guidelines for implementing key changes — and are making them available on IHI.org for others to use or adapt in their own organizations.
IHI White Papers
IHI white papers are designed to share with readers the problems IHI is working to address; the ideas, changes, and methods we are developing and testing to help organizations make breakthrough improvements; and early results where they exist.
Audio and Video
A variety of improvement-related video and audio content, including our rich archive of WIHI audio broadcasts and related resources.
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