IHQRE is a group of professionals with expertise in advanced performance excellence strategies, medical informatics, and value-based health


IHQRE – our profile

Donald E. Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACHE 

IHQRE serves a broad customer base in health care from providers to payers to patients.  Using advanced quality improvement methods – Lean Six Sigma and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework – we are skilled at helping your organization address barriers to performance and create a learning culture that will help you excel in the new value based world of health care.

Founded by Dr. Donald Lighter in 1997, IHQRE has been active in disseminating improvement education through conferences, articles, and several textbooks that are used around the world.


"Health care performance improvement is no longer an option. Without a strategy and a framework for continually improving patient care, health care providers will lose one of the last great opportunities to lead transformation of the health care industry for the benefit of our patients." - Donald E. Lighter, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACHE Director, IHQRE