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IHI Innovation System
Drawing on IHI's nearly 30 years of experience with innovation, this white paper provides a detailed description of IHI’s innovation system, including 90-Day Learning and Testing Cycles, and describes how a health care organization might create its own internal innovation system that focuses on improving health care delivery.
WIHI: Health Care Innovation and R&D: Taking Stock at Ten Years
November 9, 2017 | The health care quality improvement movement has rallied around some significant innovations over the years, many of which have had a lasting impact.
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.
Community-Based Behavioral Health Integration: A Focus on Community Health Workers to Support Individuals with Behavioral Health and Medical Needs
The aim of the IHI 90-day innovation project described in this report was to develop an approach to managing patients with comorbid behavioral health and medical needs in community-based settings. The report identifies four populations who could be well-served by community-based behavioral health integration and potential interventions to support these populations; describes the role and key functions of community health workers; and discusses key areas for future research and improvement.
A Framework for Selecting Digital Health Technology: IHI Innovation Report
The intent of this IHI Innovation Project was to scan for health technology innovations that will provide the greatest value to health systems working to achieve the IHI Triple Aim. Using validated approaches to software selection, we created a Digital Health Selection Framework (DHSF) to guide patients, providers, and payers through the procurement of such technology.
The Pursuing Perfection Initiative: Lessons on Transforming Health Care
This paper describes the learning from the eight-year Pursuing Perfection initiative, whose goal was to learn if and how health care organizations could make dramatic improvements in performance across the organization. Select innovations and results stemming from the initiative are presented.
Whole System Measures
This white paper describes and promotes the use of a system of metrics, called the Whole System Measures, to measure the overall quality of a health system and to align improvement work across a hospital, group practice, or large health care system.
Execution of Strategic Improvement Initiatives to Produce System-Level Results
This paper describes the essential elements for strategic improvement: Will (the will to improve), Ideas (altneratives to the status quo), and Execution (implementing a portfolio of projects that get results).
Innovations in Planned Care
IHI is developing and testing a new design for the delivery of primary care for all patients, which reaches high levels of effectiveness, efficiency, and patient-centeredness. This design is based on the idea that in order to ensure reliable care delivery, every patient should have a plan for his or her care.
Reducing Hospital Mortality Rates (Part 2)
In the first white paper, IHI introduced an analytical tool for understanding hospital mortality rates (hospital standardized mortality ratio, or HSMR). This second white paper presents the experience of hospitals that implemented evidence-based interventions proven to reduce mortality and their early results.
Transforming Care at the Bedside
This white paper describes work being done in 13 pilot hospitals to dramatically improve the outcomes and experiences of patients and providers on medical/surgical units.
Improving the Reliability of Health Care
This white paper describes principles and strategies used successfully in other industries to help evaluate, calculate, and improve the overall reliability of complex systems, and explains the application of reliability principles to health care.
Optimizing Patient Flow: Moving Patients Smoothly Through Acute Care Settings
In this white paper, IHI offers perspectives on the impediments to timely and efficient flow of patients through acute care settings.
Move Your Dot™: Measuring, Evaluating, and Reducing Hospital Mortality Rates (Part 1)
This white paper helps hospitals know more about their organizational performance as it relates to mortality, and explains one of many current approaches being used to improve health care safety throughout the health care system.