Our goal: Encourage, empower, and enable health care delivery systems to:

  • Optimally use their resources to deliver better outcomes for patients and achieve financial sustainability
  • Catalyze faster progress in the transformation of health care delivery to advance patient and population outcomes, leveraging improvement science methods that achieve better results per unit of cost
  • Reduce the burden of health care and allow reallocation to other societal needs

IHI is working with leading health care systems to move from “volume to value” to ensure that cost reduction or optimization is driven by improvements in clinical and operational quality. IHI’s innovative approaches can help organizations transition from high-volume care to high-value care and shift the balance of care from the hospital to the community.

IHI’s work to improve value in health care spans three core areas:

  • Value Management: Changing point-of-care models to better manage costs and efficiency
  • Waste Reduction:
    • Addressing the relationship between finance and clinical transformation
    • Continuous use of cost data in improvement work
  • Hospital-wide Patient Flow — and ultimately, flow across the carecontinuum