​IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress

May 23-25, 2018 
Boston, MA

Bringing together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe.

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Patient Safety at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Patient Safety is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

Patient Safety

​Our goal: Work with countries, regions, organizations, and individuals to build safety into every system of care, ensuring that patients receive the safest, most reliable care across the continuum. More >>

In the Spotlight

National QI Program to Reduce Low-Value EHR Notifications
This recent article in BMJ Quality & Safety discusses a study conducted in the US Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce low-value electronic health record (EHR) notifications. Emerging evidence suggests EHR-related information overload is a risk to patient safety.

Using TeamSTEPPS to Improve Obstetrics Care
According to this AHRQ Impact Case Study, Kaiser Permanente in Northern California used TeamSTEPPS strategies such as huddles, debriefs, and SBAR communication to reduce the dosage of labor-inducing drugs without increasing C-section rates at 16 medical centers and a skilled nursing facility.

A Study of Task Errors by Emergency Physicians
This research study published in BMJ Quality and Safety found that multitasking, interruptions, and poor sleep significantly increased prescribing errors by emergency physicians.

Halfway to Zero Serious Safety Events
In this NEJM Catalyst interview, Drs. Tom Lee and Lee Sacks describe how daily safety huddles have played a key role in Advocate Health Care’s journey toward zero serious safety events by 2020.

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