Get Started with the IHI Open School

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School is an interprofessional educational community that offers students, trainees, professionals, health systems, and institutions of higher learning the skills and support network to become leaders in health care. Whether you are a student; a health care professional; a leader of a hospital, health system, or non-profit organization; or a faculty member of an institution of higher learning, there is a set of virtual courses that is appropriate for your needs that can be taken anytime, anywhere.

The Open School curriculum covers a variety of topics that are relevant to today’s health care workforce, such as quality improvement, patient safety, health equity, and graduate medical education. These expertly-developed courses provide certification, a micro-credential*, and continuing education (CE) credits in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy (with social work CE coming soon).

An individual or group subscription plan provides full access to more than 30 online courses in English — as well as foundational courses in Spanish and Portuguese — for 12 months. For individuals who need targeted access to a smaller selection of relevant courses, IHI also offers course bundles for 12 months. Several pricing plans are available for individuals and groups of all sizes. 

Over 8.7 million courses have been completed in the Open School worldwide. Join today and start your quality improvement journey!

Try a full course for free with QI 101 - Introduction to Health Care Improvement(DISCLAIMER: This free course is for view only. To receive credit, you must log in and take this course in the IHI Education Platform.)

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*A micro-credential is a digital badge showing proof of completion for a series of courses from an accredited learning institution. They let employers and your professional network know that you have proficiency in a subject area.