New National Action Plan Seeks to Re-Energize Patient Safety Improvement and Accelerate Change

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)-convened National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC) today announced the release of a National Action Plan intended to provide health systems with renewed momentum and clearer direction for elimin…

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Understanding and Addressing Sources of Caregiver Anxiety

September 11, 2020 | Learn about methods to understand and address sources of anxiety among health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Well-Being in the Nation: A Living Library of Measures to Drive Multi-Sector Population Health Improvement and Address Social Determinants

This article describes the approach led by 100 Million Healthier Lives, a collaboration of partners across sectors convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to support the measurement of health and well-being at local, state, and national l…

Health Care Equity: From Fragmentation to Transformation

The authors describe a four-tier model that offers a practical framework to establish measurements that will advance equity for both patients and the staff of the health care provider organization.

Effect of Data Quality Improvement Intervention on Health Information Management System Accuracy

A data quality improvement initiative embedded within woreda clinical improvement collaborative in Ethiopia improved the accuracy of data used to monitor maternal and newborn health services. The initiative was a partnership between the Institute for H…

There Can Be No Quality Without Equity

Quality improvement tools and methods are well suited to an effort to improve equity in health and care. The missing ingredients over the past decades have been strategic intent and a sharply focused equity lens. The IHI Framework for Improving Health …

The NAM and the Quality of Health Care: Inflecting a Field

Two decades after the publication of two seminal Institute of Medicine reports, focal progress in quality improvement is undeniable, but wholesale, systemic improvement has been hard to bring to scale.

Telemedicine: Center Quality and Safety

This article offers four elements on which health care leaders must focus to ensure safe, high-quality telemedicine for patients.

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Fostering Connection and Co-Creation

August 21, 2020 | Fostering connection and co-creation are tools that can help support the well-being of the health care workforce.

Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Psychological Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

August 7, 2020 | Psychological PPE, "personal protective equipment" to promote health care workforce mental health and well-being, has become even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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