Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Blueprint for Complex Care

This publication assesses the current state of the complex care field and presents actionable recommendations and a common framework for collectively advancing care delivery for individuals with complex health and social needs.

US Hospitals Ignore Improving Elder Care. That's a Mistake.

In the 21st century, health care is to elderhood as education is to childhood. But we don’t see bond measures for the “construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping” of hospitals to optimize care of old people, an investment that would surely benefit Americans of all ages.

CVS Health Launches Effort to Make MinuteClinics More Senior Friendly

Retail pharmacy chain CVS Health wants to provide care that is specifically tailored to older adults in its MinuteClinic locations. To do so, CVS Health is partnering with one of the top-ranked research universities in the United States and plans to draw on care principles developed through the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.

Foundation Funding for Patient Safety

The National Steering Committee for Patient Safety met for the first time in May 2018. Convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), it aims to “develop a national blueprint to reduce patient harms” and “continue the quest to eliminate patient harm and affirm safety as a national priority."

WIHI: Building the Will and Skill to Be a Clinical Improver

November 8, 2018 | Clinical and administrative leaders in health care know how difficult it is to shape one, unifying workplace culture. And while interdisciplinary team-based care is becoming more common in health systems, the range of people taking care of patients perform their jobs based on very different professional backgrounds and training. Can quality improvement break down these silos?

IHI Psychology of Change Framework

This white paper is a guide for all leaders interested in understanding the underlying psychology of change and leveraging its power to impact quality improvement efforts: to achieve breakthrough results, sustainably, at scale.

Leading Quality Across a System

This article describes five core drivers for effective health care chief quality officers (CQOs) in their role of overseeing and aligning quality efforts within and across health care systems.

WIHI: Lowering Readmissions, Reducing Disparities

October 25, 2018 | Initiatives to reduce avoidable readmissions are the norm in US health systems today. What happens when hospitals and health systems look beyond to the non-clinical issues upstream that have a big impact on rehospitalizations?