Welcome to the IHI Open School online courses!

If you have already subscribed, click here to get started.

If you are seeking to complete the Basic Certificate,
please complete the 16 courses listed here.

If you’d like to get the most out of the Open School’s online education
and community, we recommend this free overview course.

About the IHI Open School courses: The IHI Open School online courses cover a range of topics in improvement capability; patient safety; triple aim for populations; person- and family-centered care; leadership; and quality, cost, and value. Courses typically consist of three to five 15- to 30-minute lessons filled with videos, learning checks, and interactive elements. To complete a course, you must achieve a score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment.

Courses are free for students, medical residents, university faculty, and users from the Least Developed Countries. IHI charges health professionals a subscription fee to access the courses, which starts at $300 for individuals and $3,600 for organizations. (Need-based scholarships are available.)

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.