Join IHI For 27Th Annual National Forum On Quality Improvement In Health Care

Press Release | Institute for Healthcare Improvement | October 5, 2015

WHO: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide, plus nearly 6,000 physicians, nurses, quality leaders, administrators, front-line staff, researchers, public health and community leaders, quality and safety professionals, patients and patient advocates, and students sharing best approaches to improve the health of patients and communities, inside and outside the traditional walls of the health care system.

WHAT: The 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

WHEN: Sunday, December 6 – Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (Keynote addresses take place on December 8 and 9)

WHERE: Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida





Successful health and health care organizations of the future will be those that can simultaneously deliver excellent quality of care, at lower total costs, while improving the health of their patients and communities. But to achieve IHI’s Triple Aim, health systems and leaders must adopt a new set of strategies that extend beyond the walls of the health care system to form community-level partnerships; these partnerships can bring greater focus and attention to patients’ daily lives and to the upstream social determinants of health. The 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care will shine a light on important new work in the US on population health as well as strong examples from around the globe that everyone can learn from.


  • Five diverse keynote presentations: Hear from Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO of IHI; Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, IHI, and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Earvin “Magic” Johnson, two time NBA hall of famer, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist; Robert M. Wachter, MD, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine; and Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children, Me to We, and We Day, social entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author.
  • Meet with health and healthcare leaders, patient advocates, students, and others: Expand your network of expert sources. Meet with leaders from IHI and around the world to discuss new quality and safety efforts underway today, and the key improvement priorities leading hospitals, health systems, community health organizations, and allied professionals into 2016.
  • More than 100 workshops: Learn from exemplars and improvement advisors who will demonstrate how organizations can: reroute fee-for-service systems toward value-based payment models that achieve better quality and reduced cost; partner with public health practices and community-level stakeholders to implement evidence-based upstream interventions that create and reinforce healthier lifestyles; eliminate disparities, achieve equity, and deliver high-value health care to diverse populations; integrate patients and families into every level of an organization; use improvement science to build reliable processes without overloading staff or increasing workflow burdens; and reinvigorate and empower whole organizations in the pursuit of zero patient harm.
  • Hundreds of quality improvement storyboards: Review the leading quality and patient safety initiatives of 2015 from around the world to learn what worked, what didn’t, and how organizations can overcome any multitude of complexities and challenges that may be waiting for them back home.
  • Exhibit hall: Check out the more than 130 companies showcasing products and services that assist health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of patient care.

A Sample of Sessions/Workshops:

  • Health System Design to Impact the Social Determinants of Health
  • Bias in Health Care
  • Thriving in a Value-Based Environment
  • Finding Comfort in Learning From Loss
  • Response to a Global Risk of Contagious Disease
  • Life in a Global Medicaid Budget One Year Later
  • Violence in Hospitals and Ambulatory Care
  • Patient Voice in Quality: Beyond Advisory Councils
  • Improving Service in Cancer Care: A Pecha Kucha-Style Workshop
  • Accelerating Hotspotting in Pediatrics
  • Universal Roadmap for Population Health Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and the Triple Aim
  • The Journey from Fee-for-Service Star to Accountable Care

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About The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IHI is a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with visionaries, leaders, and front-line practitioners around the globe to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. Recognized as an innovator, convener, trustworthy partner, and driver of results, we are the first place to turn for expertise, help, and encouragement for anyone, anywhere who wants to change health and health care profoundly for the better. To advance our mission, IHI’s work is focused in five key areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and Triple Aim for Populations. Learn more at