In February 2011, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) announced a new strategic partnership with the Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) in New Zealand to develop a health care quality and innovation center. IHI will help the center develop the capability and improvement capacity to support health care organizations and individuals in the region deliver safer, more effective and more patient-centered care.
The partnership with IHI will bring CMDHB closer to achieving the objectives of IHI’s Triple Aim, which CMDHB has adopted as a framework for delivering high-quality, cost-effective health care and better population health. Read the press release.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement believes that everyone deserves safe and effective health care, and we have been working with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to fulfill that promise. An independent not-for profit-organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States, IHI focuses on motivating and building the will for change; identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals; and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations.
In today’s rapidly evolving health care environment, IHI responds to the interests of those committed to sustaining good health and improving health care delivery systems. We are building on our long history as a trusted source for innovation and collaboration—always seeking others who want to work with us to test new ideas and implement better processes for caregivers on the front lines. We mobilize teams, organizations and, increasingly, nations. We aim to inspire and train the current and future health care workforce to be skilled agents of change – to improve care at home, in the community, in the office practice, and throughout the hospital: in the outpatient clinic, on the medical-surgical floor, in the intensive care unit, and in the emergency department.
IHI has a staff of more than 100 people. We also have partnerships with hundreds of faculty around the world who share what they know and learn from each other under the philosophy of “all teach, all learn.” Our programs and activities are designed to enable committed individuals and organizations to innovate together, share knowledge, and collaborate on the rewarding work of improving health and health care.