IHI getting closer to rolling out Improvement Map in September 2009

Building on the success of the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns, which concentrated primarily on reducing needless deaths and injuries, IHI is working to help hospitals improve patient care by focusing on an essential set of process improvements needed to achieve the highest levels of performance in the areas that matter most to patients.


IHI's “Improvement Map” is designed to help quality improvement professionals make sense of the many complex and competing demands faced by offering easy-to-follow guidance through an often confusing landscape, and help find reliable routes to improvement. It will enable hospital leaders to distill from hundreds of requirements and measurements their own change agenda, and will help establish priorities, organize work, and optimize resources.


The Improvement Map will cover the entire landscape of outstanding hospital care. Many of the interventions are included as part of the 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns. In the Improvement Map, IHI is extending interventions to include:

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Link Quality and Financial Management: Strategies to Engage the Chief Financial Officer and Provide Value for Patients


Click here for the IHI description of the Improvement Map.


(SOURCE: IHI Improvement Map Bulletin, http://ihi.org, July 15, 2009)