Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) was officially founded in 1991, but our work began in the late 1980s as part of the National Demonstration Project on Quality Improvement in Health Care, led by Dr. Don Berwick and a group of visionary individuals committed to redesigning health care into a system without errors, waste, delay, and unsustainable costs. Since then, IHI has grown from an initial collection of grant-supported programs to a self-sustaining organization with worldwide influence.
Today, IHI is an influential force in health and health care improvement in the US and has a rapidly growing footprint in dozens of other nations, including Canada, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Latin America, New Zealand, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere.
IHI served as co-Technical Facilitator of the Quality Technical Initiative. Working together with JLN member countries and other JLN Technical Initiatives, IHI aimed to gain a better understanding of the options available to payers to drive improvements in health system quality and to eventually support them in designing and testing strategies to improve the quality of the health delivery systems in those countries.