Welcome to the IHI Open School online 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’ll 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. (Need-based scholarships are available.) Courses are free for students, medical residents, university faculty who teach courses, and users from the Least Developed Countries.

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

Sample Lessons
Subscription Information
Continuing Education
Mobile App for iPhones and iPads
Mobile App for Android Devices
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.