IHI Open School Subscriptions for Individuals and Groups

Subscription Overview

To optimize learning, the IHI Open School offers an annual subscription to access our catalog of virtual courses in the areas of Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Triple Aim for Populations, Leadership, Person and Family-Centered Care, and Graduate Medical Education. 

Open School subscription plans are used worldwide by more than 490,000 learners in hospitals and health systems, colleges and universities, government agencies, and for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to strengthen skills for employees in the areas of patient safety, quality improvement, triple aim for populations, equity, and leadership.

Benefits of the IHI Open School Subscription

  • Access to the full library of virtual courses in quality, safety, population health, equity, health care leadership, person– and family-centered care, and leadership, as well as support for graduate medical education (GME).
  • Obtain our Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety, in a total of 17.75 hours that includes the introduction to quality, safety population health, equity, health care leadership, and person – and family-centered care.  
  • Earn Continuing Education (CE) credits with our accreditation from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide continuing education for the health care team. As of April 2023, more than 1.77 million CE credits have been claimed through Open School courses. To learn more about our CE credits offerings, visit our accreditation page

Subscription Plans Available

For Individuals

Full Access - $399*

This annual subscription provides personal access to more than 30 courses across Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership, Person-and-Family Centered Care, Triple Aim for Populations, and Graduate Medical Education. For course titles, review the curriculum.

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Patient Safety Catalog Only - $249*

This annual subscription provides personal access to the Patient Safety Catalog, consisting of 8 courses in the topic area of Patient Safety.  

Courses include PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety, PS 102: From Error to Harm, PS 103: Human Factors and Safety, PS 104: Teamwork and Communication, PS 105: Responding to Adverse Events, PS 201: Root Cause Analyses and Actions, PS 202: Achieving Total Systems Safety, and PS 203: Pursuing Professional Accountability and a Just Culture. 

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*Note: Subscriptions will not auto-renew. We will contact you when your subscription is approaching expiration. Scholarships may be available in cases of financial hardship.

For Groups

Faculty of institutions of higher learning and professional hospital and healthcare leaders around the world rely on the IHI Open School to easily bring essential training in quality improvement, patient safety, and health equity to staff and students — creating a common language around improvement and giving learners crucial skills to become leaders and agents of change health and in health care. 

With a group subscription, administrators can view group members' completion data and take advantage of the exclusive Educatorߴs Toolkit, including course summaries, teaching slides, assignments, exams, and recommended reading for each course in the Basic Certificate. 

Groups Pricing:

​# of Participants 
​Cost ($USD)* 
​Price Per Student
​Price Per Course **

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To subscribe for a group with 500+ participants, please contact memberinfo@ihi.org.

*Note: Subscriptions will not auto-renew. We will contact you when your subscription is approaching expiration. Scholarships may be available in cases of financial hardship.

Free Courses for Eligible Participants

IHI offers FREE access to Open School courses to students, residents, faculty*, and inhabitants of the Least Developed Countries**. Eligible participants can register on ihi.org and visit IHI's Virtual Education Platform to begin learning.

*We define "faculty" as someone whose primary job is as a professor, teacher, or dean and who is currently teaching or interested in teaching others about the science of improvement.
***The list of Least Developed Nations is defined by the United Nations.