The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an international not-for-profit organization that defines and disseminates best practices in improving healthcare quality and patient safety among health care professionals and health care organizations.
IHI Vision: Everyone has the best care and health possible.
IHI Mission: Improve health and health care worldwide.
IHI Values: People Matter Celebration & Thankfulness
Speed & Agility Boundarilessness Innovation and Systems Thinking
Generosity Transparency Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
The IHI engages the next generation of health care professionals in healthcare innovation by offering an Open School that includes online courses and video coaching for professionals and trainees in improvement science, patient safety, leadership, population health, and community organizing. The IHI Open School supports a network of over 800 Chapters worldwide that offer events and practical experience opportunities to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to improve health and health care. Many Chapters also advocate for the inclusion of quality improvement as part of their formal health professional curricula. This growing network is led by a passionate and inter-professional network of student volunteers.