John W. Whittington, MD

Senior Fellow and Lead Faculty Triple Aim
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

John W. Whittington, MD, is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and IHI’s lead faculty for the Triple Aim: achieving the optimal balance of good health, positive patient experience of care, and low per capita cost for a population. Dr. Whittington has more than 30 years’ experience in medicine, population health, and patient safety. He previously served as the Medical Director of Knowledge Management and Patient Safety Officer for the OSF Healthcare System. Prior to that position, he worked for many years as a family physician. Dr. Whittington has been involved as a senior faculty member on numerous IHI projects in the areas of safety, spread, inpatient mortality reduction, the Executive Quality Academy, and engaging physicians in a shared quality agenda, among others. He is part of a core IHI team that works on research and development.