Derek Feeley, DBA
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Derek Feeley, DBA, President and Chief Executive, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), has executive-level responsibility for driving IHI’s strategy across five core focus areas: Improvement Capability; Person- and Family-Centered Care; Patient Safety; Quality, Cost, and Value; and Triple Aim for Populations. His role is international in scope, guiding work to deliver on IHI’s mission to improve health and health care around the world. Prior to joining IHI in 2013, Mr. Feeley was Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In this role he was the principal adviser to Scottish Ministers on health and care issues and he provided direction to the work of NHS Boards in ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care. Mr. Feeley has a varied background in policy analysis gained during his thirty years in public service. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Principal Private Secretary to Scotland's First Minister, which then led to a new role developing a framework for service redesign in the NHS. A 2005-2006 Harkness/ Health Foundation Fellow in Health Care Policy, he spent one year in the United States working with Kaiser Permanente and the Veteran's Health Administration. Upon returning to the NHS, Mr. Feeley was appointed Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy, with responsibility for advising the Scottish Government on all health care quality and patient safety issues, and he led work focused on health care information technology.