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Basics of Quality Improvement in Health Care: Concise Review for Clinicians – This article, written for clinicians, provides a concise overview of quality improvement fundamentals.

What is Quality Improvement and How Can it Transform Healthcare? – This article describes the five knowledge systems required to produce improvement.

Do We Make QI Too Complicated? – This interview with Karen Baldoza, IHI Executive Director, will resonate with those involved in quality improvement. She describes her perspective on the past, present and future of building individual and organizational capability for improvement.

The Improvement Guide – This book provides practical ideas, examples and applications as part of an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings.

Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement eBook – This text is used in the Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety Scholarly Concentration program. It outlines familiar examples with a new approach to better prepare healthcare professionals to tackle 21st century quality improvement concerns. Please contact the course manager to request a PDF of this book.

How Do We Heal Medicine? – In this TED Talk video, doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

An Illustrated Look at Quality Improvement in Health Care – IHI collaborated with Dr. Mike Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, to create a dynamic, animated whiteboard video that introduces the concepts of quality improvement in health care.

IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work