What Are the Phases of IHI Innovation Projects?

Kedar Mate, MD; Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
  • Discuss an example of an innovation project at IHI.
  • Identify the five layers of behavioral health integration.
  • Explain the role of a prototype in the innovation process.

Description: Health care systems are looking for new ways to deliver care to meet the demands of patients and populations.

How does IHI accelerate the redesign of care? Innovation. In this video, Kedar Mate, MD, IHI Senior Vice President, describes the phases of work in IHI’s innovation process, using behavioral health integration as an example.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you consider behavioral health integration an innovation? Why or why not?
  2. Why do you think the IHI innovation team defined layers of behavioral health integration? How might that phase of the work help identify innovations in behavioral health integration?
  3. What value do you think the prototype testing phase contributes to the innovation process?
  4. Do you think the business case for behavioral health integration should be considered part of the innovation process? Why or why not?
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