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Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Preparing for a Surge of Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
April 3, 2020 | Hear early lessons from health systems preparing for dramatic increases in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, including Northwell Health in the New York City region.
Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Mobilizing to Respond to COVID-19
March 27, 2020 | Don Berwick and Derek Feeley share key coronavirus (COVID-19) learnings, innovations, and revelations they’ve been gathering and gleaning from health care leaders and improvers across the globe.
How to Improve
Learn about the fundamentals of the Model for Improvement and testing changes on a small scale using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.
WIHI: Improvement and Innovation in Times of Crisis
March 24, 2020 | What does it look like to innovate, improve, and solve problems at warp speed?
IHI White Papers
IHI’s Innovation Series white papers are designed to share 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.
WIHI: How to Navigate Power and Enhance Psychological Safety
February 26, 2020 | How can we better understand, and successfully navigate, the power dynamics throughout the health care workforce?
Sustainability Planning Worksheet
Teams may use this worksheet to help plan for the long-term sustainability of an improvement effort.
Zero Harm in Health Care
This article describes a comprehensive systems-focused approach to patient safety to achieve the goal of zero harm for patients, families, and the health care workforce. The approach includes four interdependent elements: the psychology of change, a culture of safety, an optimal learning system, and codesigning care and improvement with patients.
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.
WIHI: Increasing Joy in Work: Notes from a Cardiac ICU Team
November 7, 2019 | Hear how one team at Michigan Medicine has implemented IHI's Framework for Improving Joy in Work to achieve sweeping results.
Providing Safe, High-Quality Maternity Care in Rural US Hospitals
This IHI Innovation Report examines the challenges and gaps that rural health care organizations in the US face; presents a synthesis of published evidence and effective approaches developed by clinicians and leaders; and describes potential strategies for providing safe, high-quality maternity care in rural areas.
Set and Document Self-Management Goals Collaboratively with HIV/AIDS Patients
Set and document self-management goals collaboratively with HIV/AIDS patients.
Readiness Assessment Tool: HIV Medication Adherence
An assessment tool used to help a patient/client be more adherent to their HIV medications.
The "Blog": Updates on Projects in South Africa to Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment
This blog, written by the South Africa Team and Staff will track the progress of collaborative improvement projects in South Africa to improve HIV/AIDS treatment.
The "Blog": Updates on Projects in South Africa to Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment [Archive 2004-2005]
This blog, written by the IHI South Africa Team and Staff, tracks the progress of collaborative improvement projects in South Africa to improve HIV/AIDS treatment.
High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations, and Reduce Costs
Leaders at all levels in care delivery organizations, not just senior executives, are struggling with how to focus their leadership efforts and achieve Triple Aim results — better health, better care, at lower cost — for the populations they serve. High-impact leadership is required. This white paper presents three interdependent dimensions of leadership that together define high-impact leadership in health care: new mental models, High-Impact Leadership Behaviors, and the IHI High-Impact Leadership Framework.
WIHI: Which Way Is North? Setting Your Compass for Population Health
February 13, 2020 | Actions to improve population health are common among health systems, but how can they ensure lasting, positive changes? Tune in to learn more about the Pathways to Population Health Compass.
Novel Quality Improvement Method to Reduce Cost While Improving the Quality of Patient Care
This article describes continuous value management (CVM), an approach developed by IHI in partnership with NHS Highland that is derived from Lean accounting and employs quality improvement (QI) methods, to assist health systems to decrease operating costs and reduce or repurpose resources to improve efficiency.
WIHI: Workload, Stress, and Patient Safety: How Human Factors Can Help
January 23, 2020 | With the growing complexity of health care, there's growing concern that health care providers are bearing a lot of the brunt. What role can human factors play in addressing these issues?
Improving Health Equity: Guidance for Health Care Organizations
The eight health system teams participating 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.
Improving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department and Upstream
This white paper provides actionable guidance for hospital emergency departments and their community partners to create a compassionate, seamless, and effective system of care for mental health and substance use disorder patients who present to the ED.
To accelerate our collective learning, the stories and reports shared on IHI.org describe the improvement journeys and experiences of individuals, teams, and organizations.