IHI Improvement Capability Self-Assessment Tool

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 

The IHI Improvement Capability Self‐Assessment Tool is designed to assist organizations in assessing their capability in six key areas that support improvement:

  1. Leadership for Improvement
  2. Results
  3. Resources
  4. Workforce and Human Resources
  5. Data Infrastructure and Management
  6. Improvement Knowledge and Competence


Hospital leaders and staff can use the tool in several ways:

  • To stimulate discussion about areas of strength and weakness;
  • To better understand current improvement capability; and
  • To reflect on and evaluate specific improvement efforts.
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