Media Advisory: IHI Summit Marks 20 Years of Transforming Primary Care

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, plus hundreds of quality improvement leaders and staff; physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary and specialty care clinicians; health care administrators; medical directors and office managers; home health care providers and others working in community settings; patients and patient advocates; insurers and payers; and students, residents, faculty, and deans.

WHAT: IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care
WHEN: Thursday, April 11 – Saturday, April 13, 2019

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103






This year marks the 20th anniversary of the IHI Summit, which brings together improvers from across the US who are working hard to make primary care a more reliable and effective system for patients and staff alike. At the Summit, clinicians and those who interface with patients in the primary care setting can hone their improvement skills and learn what’s working in settings that are similar to their own. The Summit also functions as a catalyst for new ideas and a sounding board for health professionals now very much in the midst of refining approaches to team-based care, integrating behavioral health, treating and supporting patients with complex needs, incorporating population health into the mission, improving workforce joy, and providing high-value health care.


  • Practical, inspirational keynote presentations, including P.J. Parmar, MD, founder of Mango House and a family doctor who will speak about redesigning health care to better serve the poor; Derek Feeley, IHI President and CEO, who will lead a panel discussion on assets and opportunities in primary care that also features Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health; Doug Koekkoek, MD, Chief Executive of Providence Medical Group and Clinical Services for the Oregon Region of Providence St. Joseph Health; and Stephen W. Nuckolls, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolina Health Care.
  • Half-day quick courses and learning labs and dozens of general conference workshops organized into five topic tracks that include sessions such as:
    • Integrating Behavioral Health to Improve Quality
    • Leading and Managing Primary Care in Complex Health Systems
    • Pathways to Population Health for Health Care
    • Revolutionizing Engagement for Patients and Providers
    • Finding and Creating Joy in Work
    • Integrating Channels of Care to Achieve the Triple Aim

IHI will lead a session on Age-Friendly Health Systems, an exciting initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and IHI in partnership with the American Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of the United States. The initiative offers strategies for care that benefit older adults, called the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care – focused on medication, mobility, mentation, and what matters to patients. Some 125 teams from 70 health systems are engaged in this work, which promises to spread to 1,000 hospitals and 1,000 primary care settings by the end of 2020.



To register for the Summit, visit


For press credentials or additional media information, contact Joanna Clark at CXO Communication,


About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 25 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. IHI brings awareness of safety and quality to millions, catalyzes learning and the systematic improvement of care, develops solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilizes health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths. IHI collaborates with a growing community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. IHI generates optimism, harvests fresh ideas, and supports anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better. Learn more at


Joanna Clark, CXO Communication
(207) 712-1404

Release Summary

The 20th IHI Summit brings together health care improvers from across the US who are working hard to make primary care more reliable and effective.


Joanna Clark, CXO Communication
(207) 712-1404