Welcome to the IHI Open School online courses!

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If you are required to complete the Basic Certificate of Completion,
please complete the 16 courses listed here.

About the IHI Open School courses: The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes roughly an hour to two hours to complete and consists of several lessons, which take 15-30 minutes each. You will take a quiz at the end of each lesson. To pass, you must score 75% or better. 

IHI charges health professionals a subscription fee to access the IHI Open School courses. This fee starts at $300 for an individual subscription and $3600 for an organization subscription. (Need-based scholarships are available.)

Courses are free for students, medical residents, university faculty who teach courses, and users from the Least Developed Countries.

Resources: Subscription Information  Continuing Education  Curriculum Examples

Technology Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 1998 or later, or Macintosh
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Opera 9.0+, Safari 3+. JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled.
  • Microsoft Office 2000 or later (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be used)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Minimum connection speed of 64 kilobits per second (without watching video).
  • To watch educational videos, need connection speed of 256-512 kilobits per second. Browsers that do not support HTML5 video and audio will require Microsoft Silverlight Player plug-in.
Questions or concerns? Please email us at openschool@ihi.org.