Kabcenell, A., Nolan, T.W., Martin, L.A., & Gill, Y. (2010). “The Pursuing Perfection Initiative: Lessons on Transforming Health Care.” IHI Innovation Series. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Retrieved from http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Results/WhitePapers/PursuingPerfectionInitiativeWhitePaper.htm.
This 2010 white paper from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement presents a synopsis of the results of the eight year Pursuing Perfection Initiative. The goal of the initiative was to determine how healthcare organizations could improve their operations in order to have more efficacious and efficient healthcare systems.
In order to achieve this, the 13 organisations from US and Europe “designed, tested, and implemented changes in strategy, structure, and key processes, supported by IHI faculty and with frequent contact with each other in a collaborative learning model.” The study ended with all participants demonstrating significant improvements in one or more areas of operations, while also learning about the critical factors of optimal healthcare performance.