The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide. At our core, we believe everyone should get the best care and health possible. This passionate belief fuels our mission to improve health and health care.
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. To advance our mission, IHI's work is focused in five key areas:
We create dynamic opportunities for health care professionals to learn from, collaborate with, and be inspired by expert faculty and colleagues throughout the world. Ourprofessional development programs — including conferences, seminars, and audio and web-based programs — inform every level of the workforce, from executive leaders to front-line staff. The IHI Open School is committed to developing students, the next generation of improvers, through free online courses and an international network of chapters. For all who join us in improving health care, we provide a wealth of free content through our website, ihi.org and our audio program, WIHI.
IHI also works with a wide range of entities — whether health care facilities, entire health care systems, or governments — to help them achieve significant results in quality, safety, and innovation. We collaborate with these change agents on the front lines of care to accelerate improvement in vital areas, including maternal and neonatal health, end-of-life care, avoidable hospital readmissions, waste and cost reduction, person- and family-centered care, and the spread of the Triple Aim.
In IHI.org, on the course page, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement provides a list of contributors. APA cares about authors and editors It does not use credentials or affiliations. For example, in PS 102 this statement appears under Course Objectives as Contributors. Make sure to check this page as this information may have changed.
Frank Federico, RPh, Executive Director, Senior Expert Patient Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Editor(s): Kathleen Vega, BA, Freelance Writer
This means that an APA citation for an online book with author and editors should be used. Use the abbreviation Eds. for more than one editor. If just one editor it is Ed. The copyright for the site is 2015. Editors are listed first initial and then last name when used before publication name. When editors are used in the author position, they are listed like authors.
Author last name, First Initial. (Date). Title of work: Subtitle. In First Initial, Last Name of Editor (Eds.), Name of Work. Retrieved from URL
Federico, F. (2015). Lesson 1: Understanding the science of human factors. In K. Vega (Ed.), PS 102: Human Factors and Safety. Retrieved from www.app.ihi.org
The "Improvement Stories" on IHI.org are a section in a web document.
Organization as Author. (Date). Title of work: Subtitle. Retrieved from URL
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Putting a spotlight on quality improvement curriculum. Retrieved from www.ihi.org
The video on IHI.org has a link back to YouTube. Make sure the video is under user LMSOS, which is the IHI channel on YouTube..
Author/Corporate Author. (Date). Title of Video: Subtitle [video]. Retrieved from URL
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (n.d.). Whiteboard: Deming's system of profound knowledge. Retrieved from www.ihi.org
In IHI.org, publications take one of two formats:
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Author Last Name, First Initial. (Date). Title of work: Subtitle. In Editor First Initial, Last Name (Ed.) Name of Publication (Reprinted from Name of Journal/Publication). Retrieved from URL
Miller, R., Winterton, T. & Hoffman, W. (2014, January). Building a whole new mind: An interprofessional experience in patient safety and quality improvement education using the IHI open school. In Institute for Health Improvement. (Reprinted from South Dakota Medicine, 2014). Retrieved from www.ihi.org
Poster sessions are often cited as live sessions from actual conferences. However, on IHI.org they are part of the website. These sessions also usually have multiple authors. In APA, authors are cited last name, first initial. If there is a series of names it is connected by an ampersand. In APA you list up to 8 authors before using and ellipsis.
Author/Corporate Author. (Date). Title of work: Subtitle [posterboard]. Retrieved from URL
Peterson, M., Shung, D., Ceclia, C., Chou, A., Law, N. & Reece, M. (n.d.). Creating a healthcare improvement program [posterboard]. Retireved from www.ihi.org