Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Building Health-Creating Systems

In this article, IHI CEO Kedar Mate describes five key features of health-creating systems. He also suggests that health care leaders can use quality as the compass for building such systems.

IHI Forum 2020: Three Big Ideas

This year's Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum covered a range of topics, including quality improvement, health equity, population heath, patient safety, joy in work, and telemedicine. Here are some key takeaways and three big ideas.

IHI Convenes 32nd Annual Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) kicked off its 32nd annual Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care on December 6-9, 2020. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a divided United States, now more than ever this year's virtual IHI Forum serves as an important opportunity for improvers to share transformative work and seek science-driven approaches to improve health and health care for all.

How to Safely Restart Elective Surgeries After a COVID Spike

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected surgical schedules and staff: some staff are fatigued and stressed, some may be out of practice, and there are large backlogs of procedures that were postponed. To keep surgical staff and patients safe during these difficult times, this article recommends that health systems should take four steps

Workforce Safety Key to Patient Safety

Health care leaders increasingly recognize that patient safety is not possible without a workforce that is physically and psychologically safe, joyful, and thriving. This article describes three actionable recommendations to improve workforce safety.

100 Million Healthier Lives Advancing Equity Tools

These tools and resources, developed as part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, support communities' efforts to prioritize equity in an authentic and deep way and address racism as a determinant of health as they work toward achieving improvements in health and well-being.

Healthcare Workers Holding the Line Against Pandemic: But at What Long-Term Mental Cost?

Health care workers may pay a mental health price for the COVID-19 pandemic, a “moral injury” not unlike soldiers returning from war, mental health experts warn. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is addressing these current and looming issues through a series of webinars and papers on “psychological PPE (personal protective equipment).”