IHI Launches Leadership Alliance
Today’s Most Ambitious Health Care System Leaders Collaborate to Accelerate High-Performance Health Care Today and Innovate for the Health and Health Care System of Tomorrow
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leading innovator in health and health care improvement worldwide, today announced a new initiative for ambitious health care system executives and their teams. The IHI Leadership Alliance will focus on the dual challenge that all health care organizations currently face to deliver superior health care and high value within their individual systems today, while simultaneously innovating new models of tomorrow.
“Health care leaders know they’re being asked to imagine and strategize beyond present realities”
“Health care leaders know they’re being asked to imagine and strategize beyond present realities,” said Alide Chase, IHI Faculty for the Alliance, “but how, precisely to do that, isn’t always clear.” The former Sr. Vice President, Quality and Service Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals added: “Leaders have told us they welcome the formation of an effort that can harness the collective wisdom and energy of the industry. This type of collaboration, more than going at it alone, is likely to yield far better solutions and help organizations prepare for a future that’s as much about creating health as it is about delivering high quality health care.”
With the launch of the Leadership Alliance, IHI is combining its own assets with those of many partnering organizations. The work of the Alliance is centered on four work streams that aim to build high-performing cross-functional leadership teams, enhance organizational capability and capacity for improvement, develop and implement new models of high-quality, high-value care, and create a collective voice for system leaders.
“The current challenges of health care require leaders who are adaptive, comfortable with complexity, generous with power, and open to testing change,” said Derek Feeley, Executive Vice President at IHI. “We see, and work with, many systems who are achieving excellence in one or more areas, but no one organization has all the answers. By bringing together the most talented and committed leaders to learn and share strategies with one another, we accelerate the path to driving true improvement, at scale, within health care.”
Current members of the Alliance include:
- Bellin Health Care System
- Chase Brexton Health Care
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
- Gundersen Health System
- Houston Methodist Health Care
- Intermountain Healthcare
- Jonkoping County Council
- Kaiser Permanente
- MemorialCare Health System
- North Shore-LIJ Health System
- Wake Forest Baptist Health
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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. When it comes to raising the quality of health for all, IHI sees boundless possibilities, and while we see the walls in front of us, we will not rest until we reach the other side. Learn more at ihi.org.