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10 IHI Innovations to Improve Health and Health Care
This curated publication highlights 10 ideas that have emerged from IHI's systematic 90-day innovation approach, including reflections on the Triple Aim, the concept of a health care Campaign, the Breakthrough Series Collaborative model, and other frameworks and fresh thinking that have been replicated around the world.
Making Healthcare Safe
Written by Lucian Leape, a pioneer of the patient safety movement, this book describes how patient safety became recognized as an important problem, the underlying science, and the efforts to implement changes.
Better Maternal Outcomes Quality Improvement Workbooks
Developed as part of the Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network, the workbooks contain descriptions, examples, and templates for tools that teams can use to guide their quality improvement (QI) work focused on improving maternal health outcomes and equity.
Black Maternal Health: Reducing Inequities Through Community Collaboration
This report describes the experience of the community of Detroit, Michigan, a participant in the Better Maternal Outcomes: Redesigning Systems with Black Women project, to improve outcomes and reduce racial inequities in maternal outcomes for Black people who birth.
Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations
This white paper presents a framework for health care organizations to improve health equity in the communities they serve, guidance for measuring health equity, a case study of one organization that has strategically integrated health equity throughout its system, and a self-assessment tool for organizations to gauge their current focus on and efforts to improve health equity.
Improving Health Equity: Guidance for Health Care Organizations
The eight health system teams that participated in the Pursuing Equity initiative share strategies, examples of specific improvements tested, lessons learned, challenges and mitigation strategies, and tools and resources for improving health equity.
Working with Community Partners to Improve Health
This article distills five critical takeaways to guide health care leaders in working with community partners to improve health.
Cottage industry to postindustrial care: The revolution in health care delivery
The authors state that the current US health care system is essentially a cottage industry of nonintegrated, dedicated artisans who eschew standardization.
Aiming Beyond Equality to Reach Equity: The Promise and Challenge of Quality Improvement
To support achieving the quality needed for effective universal health coverage, the authors argue that quality improvement must focus on equity in addition to measuring average quality and change.
"Each of You, All of Us": Maureen Bisognano, IHI National Forum 2011 Keynote
IHI President and CEO Maureen Bisognano outlines a vision of improvement and collective impact anchored by patient-centered care, improvement capability, strong health care delivery systems and the pursuit of the Triple Aim.
Whole System Quality
This white paper describes a more holistic approach to quality management that integrates quality planning, quality control, and quality improvement activities across the organization, supported by leadership practices that foster a culture of learning.
Tackling Systemic Racism in Maternity Care
A Brazilian health collaborative uses improvement science and the concept of “liberatory consciousness” to address racism in maternity care.
Measuring Quality Improvement in Health Care: A Guide to Statistical Process Control Applications
Guide to data collection and the use of run charts and control charts in health care quality improvement.
Leveraging National Nursing Home Huddles for Rapid COVID-19 Response
This article describes the use of daily 20-minute huddles with nursing home staff across the US to rapidly identify and implement best practices to reduce COVID-19-related morbidity, mortality, and transmission.
Accelerating Population Health Improvement
This article describes how applying improvement methods to population health improvement efforts could help close equity gaps.
Addressing Institutional Racism in Healthcare Organizations
This article presents strategies in five core areas to guide health care leaders as they seek to address institutional racism in their organizations.
Building an Equitable System for Postsecondary Education Transition and Success
Based on IHI’s background in health and health care, we recognize certain similarities between the education and health care sectors, both in terms of their strengths and assets and also some systemic challenges both sectors face. The framework presented in this document focuses on both "Whole Person" and "Whole Community" to guide work to achieve student well-being and community well-being, now and in the future.
Don Berwick: IHI National Forum Keynote Addresses
An archive of all Forum Keynotes by Don Berwick
Prioritizing People and Rapid Learning in Times of Crisis: A Virtual Learning Initiative to Support Health Workers During the COVID‐19 Pandemic
This article reports on an initiative set up within Africa's Western Cape provincial Department of Health early in the COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate collective learning and support for health workers and managers across the health system. Strategies and three transformational actions that protect staff are shared.
Accelerating Global Improvements in Health Care Quality
Many lower-resourced countries, historically focused on expanding access to essential health services, now place a similar priority on higher quality. In this Viewpoint, the authors describe how universal health coverage, a key Sustainable Development Goal, is meaningful only if the access it ensures is to effective and safe health services.
Conversation Guide to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
The guide helps health care staff and leaders begin to quickly engage in effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccination, enabling learning in practice and resolving issues that arise from such conversations.
“Psychological PPE”: Promote Health Care Workforce Mental Health and Well-Being
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing issues with health care professional burnout and joy in work. Evidence-based recommendations for “psychological PPE” (protection and support for staff mental health and well-being) are intended for use by staff providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IHI Psychology of Change Framework
This white paper is a guide for all leaders interested in understanding the underlying psychology of change and leveraging its power to impact quality improvement efforts: to achieve breakthrough results, sustainably, at scale.
A Guide to Promoting Health Care Workforce Well-Being During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guide provides ideas and lessons learned to improve the well-being of the health care workforce and includes actions that individuals, leaders, and organizations can take to combat health care workforce burnout, fatigue, and emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Hospital Preparedness for a COVID-19 Surge: Assessment Tool
The purpose of this assessment tool is for hospitals to identify current organizational capabilities and gaps to improve their preparedness and response for another surge of COVID-19 patients.